SWOT Report, Vol. XIII Now Available!


We are excited to announce the publication of The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Report, vol. XIII, now available for download and in print.

Launched in Kobe, Japan at the 38th International Sea Turtle Symposium, the thirteenth volume of SWOT Report draws attention to Japan’s rich history of turtle conservation with a feature article and detailed maps of sea turtle nesting sites and abundance throughout the country.

Produced in collaboration with the Groupe Tortues Marine France, the report also contains the first maps of sea turtle nesting throughout all of France’s territories, together with an overview of France’s research and conservation efforts that span the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.


A multi-author article on loggerhead turtles in the Pacific Ocean details the history of Pacific loggerhead research and conservation efforts, and presents the first comprehensive map of loggerhead turtle satellite telemetry in the Pacific Ocean, with more than 130,000 data points from 359 turtles, contributed by dozens of collaborating researchers.