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Gabon 2014: Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

A project of University of Exeter Cornwall in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Angel Olive RidleyAdult2014-10-122014-12-0352
Anna Olive RidleyAdult2014-10-142014-11-0724
Bwiti Olive RidleyAdult2014-10-132014-11-1028
Carmen Olive RidleyAdult2014-10-132014-12-1664
Claire Olive RidleyAdult2014-12-312015-02-2859
Sylvie Olive RidleyAdult2014-10-092014-12-0961

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This project seeks to develop a more detailed understanding of the relative density of at-sea habitat use for the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle to allow for more effective marine spatial planning efforts in support of marine protected area design, fisheries management and petrochemical exploration activities. The project is funded by Tullow Oil, the Darwin Initiative and Busch Gardens Sea World Conservation Fund.

Project Partners

This project is a collaborative effort between the Gabon National Parks Agency, CENAREST (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique), the Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership, Fondation Liambissi, Ibonga, the Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, Stanford University, University of California Santa Cruz, the Marine Conservation Institute and the Marine Turtle Research Group at the University of Exeter.





Project Sponsors

The project is generously sponsored by the Darwin Initiative, Tullow Oil and Busch Gardens/Sea World, Vaalco and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.



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