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ISBN 9781420051087
Published January 29, 2007 by CRC Press
452 Pages - 20 Color Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Sea turtles belong to the most ancient line of living reptiles. However, there is a lack of up-to-date information on the regional status and conservation efforts of sea turtles on the subcontinent. Addressing this gap, Marine Turtles of the Indian Subcontinent documents the results of surveys carried out under the Sea Turtle project sponsored by the Indian government and the United Nations. With contributions from leading experts from a variety of disciplines, the book provides up-to-date information on the regional status and conservation efforts of sea turtles on the subcontinent. The book records the status of sea turtles along the east and west coasts of the Indian mainland, the Lakshaweep archipelago, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and surveys their status in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Marine Turtles in the Indian Subcontinent: A Brief History, K. Shanker and B.C. Choudhury
Turtle Trekker, S. Bhaskar and R. Whitaker
Background and Scope of the GOI-UNDP Sea Turtle Project, S.C. Sharma

MARINE TURTLES IN THE BAY OF BENGAL
Distribution and Status of Marine Turtles in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, H.V. Andrews, S. Krishnan, and P. Biswas
Marine Turtles of Tamil Nadu, S. Bhupathy and S. Saravanan
Sea Turtles and their Nesting Habitats along the Andhra Pradesh Coast, B. Tripathy, K. Shanker, and B.C. Choudhury
Sea Turtle Nesting Habitats on the Coast of Orissa, B. Pandav, B.C. Choudhury, and C.S. Kar
Marine Turtles of West Bengal, B. Roy Chowdhury, S.K. Das, and P.S. Ghose

MARINE TURTLES IN THE ARABIAN SEA
Sea Turtles and their Habitats in the Lakshadweep Islands, B. Tripathy, K. Shanker, and B.C. Choudhury
Sea Turtles of Kerala, N. Dileepkumar and C. Jayakumar
Sea Turtles Along the Karnataka Coast, B.K. Sharath
Sea Turtles of Maharashtra and Goa, V. Giri and N. Chaturvedi
Sea Turtles and their Nesting Habitats in Gujarat, S.F.W. Sunderraj, J. Joshua, and V.V. Kumar

MARINE TURTLES IN THE SUBCONTINENT
Status and Conservation of Marine Turtles in Sri Lanka, T. Kapurusinghe
Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka: A Historical Account, A. de Silva
Status and Conservation of Marine Turtles in Bangladesh, S.M.A Rashid and M. Zahirul Islam
Sea Turtles of Pakistan, M.T. Qureshi

MARINE TURTLES AND FISHERY-RELATED ISSUES
Marine Fishery-Related Mortality of Sea Turtles in India: An Overview, M Rajagopalan, K. Vijayakumaran, and Vivekanandan
Beyond TEDs: the TED Controversy from the Perspective of Orissa's Trawling Industry, C.R. Behera
Design and Development of the TED for Indian Fisheries, M.R. Boopendranath, P. Dawson, P. Pravin, M.P. Remesan, R. Raghu Prakash, V. Vijayan, P. George Mathai, N Subramonia Pillai, M.D. Varghese, and S.V.S. Ramarao
Implementation of the TED in Andhra Pradesh, O. Bhavani Sankar and M. Ananth Raju

CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES AND MARINE TURTLES
Community-Based Conservation of Sea Turtle Nesting Sites in India: Some Case Studies, R. Kutty
Operation Kachhapa: An NGO Initiative for Sea Turtle Conservation in Orissa, B. Wright and B. Mohanty

LEGAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MARINE TURTLES
Laws and Marine Turtle Conservation in India, S. Upadhyay and V. Upadhyay
International Instruments and Marine Turtle Conservation, S. Bache and J.G Frazier

MARINE TURTLE RELATED RESEARCH
A Review of Olive Ridley Nesting and Mortality in Orissa, K. Shanker, B. Pandav and B.C. Choudhury
Migration and Movement of Olive Ridleys Along the East Coast of India, B. Pandav and B.C. Choudhury
Characterisation of Olive Ridley Nesting Beaches in Orissa Using Remote Sensing, D.K. Rout and G. Behera
The Effect of Rookery Geomorphology on Olive Ridley Nesting in Gahirmatha Orissa, G. Prusty and S. Dash
Coastal Pollution in West Bengal: Implications for Olive Ridley Turtles, M. Mukherjee

Contributors Address
List of Abbreviations
Organisations Working on Marine Turtle-Related Research
Index

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"The chapters dealing specifically with fisheries by-catch, international conventions, and community-based conservation would also be of interest to the growing body of researchers/managers/conservationists who are involved in these areas."
- Matthew M. Godfrey, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

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