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Marine Turtles of the Indian Subcontinent

1st Edition

Edited by Kartik Shanker, B.C. Choudhury

CRC Press

452 pages | 20 Color Illus.

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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.

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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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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology