We are pleased to announce the launch of the website: Sea Turtles of India (www.seaturtlesofindia.org). The website collates information about sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian subcontinent. The main features of the website include a state-wise account of distribution, status and threats; a resources section with freely downloadable material such as manuals, posters and policy briefs for education and outreach, a collection of articles and reports, and an extensive bibliography; a research section which profiles research and conservation projects carried out along the coastline and the islands; and a directory of conservation groups and individuals in the subcontinent. For beginners, there is a 101 section on identification, sea turtle biology and life history. The website also features a blog “Talking turtles”, where we hope to receive regular contributions from our readers.
The website, maintained by members of Dakshin Foundation, Bangalore, in collaboration with the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Mamallapuram, is also a platform to showcase the activities of the Turtle Action Group, a network of NGOs and other local and community based organisations dedicated to the cause of sea turtle conservation and coastal protection in India. Coming soon is an online interactive database for TAG members for monitoring sea turtles in India, a photo gallery, and much more!
Please visit the site and feel free to look around and send us your inputs and comments. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Turtles of India team
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