Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter — International (2013)

A 2013 SWOT grant is covering a portion of the printing and mailing costs for the 2014 issues of the Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter (IOTN), a semiannual publication distributed to an international network of biologists, conservationists, government officials, NGOs, and academics.

In circulation since 2005, IOTN covers the biology, conservation, and management of the five sea turtle species found in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia (loggerhead, olive ridley, green, hawksbill, and leatherback sea turtles). Major threats to these populations are unsustainable hunting and egg collection, habitat destruction, and fishing operations. IOTN reports on research, advocacy, and education programs that address these issues, including coastal zone and fisheries management.