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Successful Conservation Strategies for Sea Turtles: Achievements and Challenges $230.00
Editors: Maria Monica Lara Uc, Juan M. Rguez-Baron and Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez (Departamento de Biología Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico)
Book Description:
After decades of research, monitoring, and analysis, we still have so much to learn about sea turtles. As reptiles, they are environmentally sensitive animals and thus can sense acute changes in their habitat. This rudimentary tactic of ectothermic animals has possibly conceded to the survival of sea turtle populations over millions of years. They have endured cooling and warming of the earth. The habitats they depend on have endured fierce hurricanes and erosion. Now the question remains if sea turtle populations and their habitats will survive the challenges and pressures that humans place on the world.
The anthology of research presented in this textbook is diverse and yet so interconnected. We cannot work to conserve wildlife populations without a fundamental understanding of habitat or the range of changes that individuals within a population can tolerate. Sea turtles are no exception. Changes in migration patterns due to climate change, diversity of food sources between species, acute habitat selection for nesting, mutations in genetics, and differences in anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry between species and even individuals make the study of sea turtles dynamic and challenging.
Sea turtles face human threats as well as natural threats. Unregulated and expansive coastal development provokes accelerated erosion of nesting beaches resulting in habitat loss and indirect consequences such as lighting which can disorient hatchlings. Accidental catches in fishing nets and longlines, direct poaching of eggs and individuals, and oil spills, pose a cumulative, negative impact on a global scale. These human threats should initiate a collaborative approach to sea turtle conservation. However, when the hunger and competition for funding is so aggressive in an economically depressed world, it appears that groups are fighting for more than territory and publication rights. Competition is overcome when researchers contribute to sharing data and information such as the work that is presented here in this textbook.
While the next generation is consumed by technology through cell phones, computers, tablets, and other electronic devices, we have the responsibility to translate what we know from mechanical research and conservation into the technological world. New scientists and old will appreciate the diversity of efforts to study sea turtles from this work anthology and learn to apply these results through their successes and failures into new forms of research. The next generation is tasked with continuing our work presented herein by modifying our methods, expanding our hypotheses, and revising our results into applicable uses for the conservation of these endangered species.
However, our efforts will be lost if we cannot work together to find solutions to protect marine turtle habitat. With only 1-3% of our entire oceans protected, we have a long way to go. Habitat protection leads to healthy sea turtle populations and better conservation efforts. Yet, to understand which habitats are needed to protect, further research and analysis is needed to identify priority habitats and gain a more complete fundamental understanding of in-water habitat use. On behalf of all researchers, we can achieve conservation of marine turtles if we all work together through data sharing and outreach, such as the examples shown in this book of excellent coordination of research. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. History, Science and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Chile
(Carlos A. Canales Cerro and Rocío E. Álvarez Varas, ONG Qarapara, Tortugas Marinas, Chile)

Chapter 2. The Role of Residents, Tourists and Students in Marine Turtle Conservation
(Stephanie Rousso and Carla Sanchez,

Chapter 3. Biological Monitoring of Sea Turtles on Nesting Beaches: Datasets and Basic Evaluations
(Vicente Guzmán Hernandez, Eduardo Cuevas Flores, Pedro García Alvarado, Teresa González Ruiz, APFFLT CONANP; Pronatura Península de Yucatán, CINVESTAV Unidad Mérida, and Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Mexico)

Chapter 4. Quantifying Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat: Using Beach Profiling and Nest Distribution As a Conservation Tool
(Stephanie Rousso, Carla Cristina Sánchez and Cibeles D. Lara Aragón,

Chapter 5. ''Sea Turtle Protection Network'': An Indicator for Tourist and Environmental Sustainability at Los Cabos Tourist Destination, B.C.S.-Mexico
(Graciela Tiburcio Pintos and José Luis Escalante Arriola, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur/H. XI Ayuntamiento de Los Cabos; H. XI Ayuntamiento de Los Cabos, and Red para Protección de la Tortuga Marina en el Mpio. de Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico)

Chapter 6. Health Issues in Sea Turtles: Barnacles, Snails and Leeches
(Gustavo Hinojosa Arango, Ma. Mónica Lara-Uc, Juan Manuel López Vivas and Rafael Riosmena Rodríguez, Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación A.C. Calle del Pirata No. 420 La Paz, BCS, and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Apdo. Postal 19-B, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México)

Chapter 7. Past, Present and Future of Conservation of Sea Turtles in Mexico
(Ma. Mónica Lara Uc, Gustavo Hinojosa Arango, Juan Manuel López Vivas, Rafael Riosmena Rodriguez and Isis Santiesteban, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Apdo. Postal 19-B, La Paz, Baja California Sur; Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación A.C. Calle del Pirata No. 420 La Paz, BCS, and Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP), Dirección Regional Península de Baja California y Pacifico Norte. La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico)

Chapter 8. Sea Turtles and Conservation Challenges in the Peninsula of Baja California
(Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango, Ma. Monica Lara-Uc, Juan Manuel López-Vivas and Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez, Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación A.C. Calle del Pirata #420, Fracc. Benito Juárez, La Paz, BCS; The SFS Center for Wetland Studies Mexico A.C. Calle Puerto Acapulco s/n. Pto. San Carlos, BCS, and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico)


      Marine Biology
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2015
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63463-401-4
   Status: AV
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