endangered Hawksbill turtle
, through the EWS-WWF Marine Turtle Conservation
Amdeep Sanghera holds a green (left) and hawksbill turtle
species he is helping to save
It serves as a foraging habitat for the critically endangered hawksbill turtles
and green turtles as well.
A 2006 survey carried out by TRAFFIC found more than 23,000 items made from hawksbill turtles
They support an important spectrum of marine life including seabirds and migratory waders, a large population of endangered hawksbill turtles
, and dugongs.
Cuba has withdrawn a controversial proposal to trade shells of the endangered hawksbill turtle
following worldwide pressure from marine turtle experts and environmental groups.
Guantanamo Bay, or "GTMO" as the locals call it, is home to many endangered or threatened species, including the hawksbill turtle
, the cuban rock iguana, and a host of other plants and animals that are native only to the area in and around the base.
Japan is interested in minke whale, hawksbill turtles
and elephant ivory due to traditional and cultural values, the officials said.
The meeting will consider 62 proposals to amend the trade controls on particular species of plants and animals, ranging from whales and elephants to the hawksbill turtle
and the horned parakeet,'' said Mario Hernandez of the CITES secretariat in Geneva.
In the meantime, the monitoring crew guarding the Hawaiian hawksbill turtles
continues to score a victory against extinction each time a nest hatches.
The hawksbill turtles
nest is adjacent to the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas on Saadiyat Beach.
The latest batch of released turtles included a 70 kilogramme loggerhead and four young hawksbill turtles
, all with satellite tags, in addition to two green turtles and three hawksbill turtles