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  • Gaos et al. 2010_Tortuga carey del Pacífico Oriental (Inglés)

    - October 14, 2010

    Signs of hope in the eastern Pacific: international collaboration reveals encouraging status for the severely depleted population of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata.

    While little is known about hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in the eastern Pacific Ocean, available information suggests that the population has declined substantially in recent decades and could be near extirpation in the region. To evaluate the current status of the population more effectively and to determine the feasibility of recovery efforts, a workshop of regional marine turtle specialists was held in June 2008 in Los Cobanos, El Salvador. An international working group, Iniciativa Carey del Pacifico Oriental (ICAPO; Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative in English), was established to consolidate information, promote conservation projects and raise awareness about the species. We present information derived from the workshop and compiled by the ICAPO working group since that time. Considering only records from 01 January 2007 to 31 May 2009 it appears that El Salvador hosts the majority of known hawksbill turtle nesting activity in the eastern Pacific, with 79.6% (n=430) of all nesting observation records, and Mexico hosts the majority of records of hawksbill turtles at sea, with 60.3% (n=44) of all in-water observation records. Although current abundance is very low, the pervasiveness of the species in the region suggests potential for conservation and recovery. Despite a historical paucity of research focusing on this population, the relatively large and steadily increasing number of records as a result of concerted efforts demonstrates the viability of the ICAPO network as an instrument to promote conservation of this species in the eastern Pacific.

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  • Yañez et al. 2010_Memorias del segundo taller de Carey del PO

    - July 14, 2010

    Segundo Taller de la Tortuga Carey en el Pacífico Oriental. Julio 13-14, 2008, Estero Padre Ramos, Nicaragua.

    La carencia de datos sistemáticos y robustos sobre las tortugas carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) en el Pacifico Oriental, y sobretodo su condición crítica, fue que motivaron la urgencia de generar información para marcar una línea de base sobre su estado actual poblacional. Para lograr esto, se reunieron nedurante el 15 y el 17 de Julio del 2008 en Los Cóbanos, El Salvador, un grupo de 25 especialistas en tortugas marinas de México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, y los Estados Unidos, en lo que se denominó Primer Taller sobre la Tortuga Carey en el Pacifico Oriental.

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  • Lineamientos para la conservación de la tortuga carey en el Golfo de Fonseca, América Central

    - March 28, 2010

    ICAPO elaboró una lista de recomendaciones para la investigación, protección y conservación de la tortuga Carey en el Golfo de Fonseca para la USAID. Lea la lista completa de pautas a continuación.

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