1 Co-editor, Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter
2Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh


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Many thanks for your messages about the focus of IOTN Issue 22 on sea turtle-fisher interactions. We hope to bring you more frequent special issues that explore topics on sea turtle biology and conservation in the future; if you would like to suggest a topic or facilitate a special issue yourself, please send us a message at iotn.editors@gmail.com.

Issue 23 of IOTN explores community conservation initiatives in the form of ecotourism in western India and beach clean-ups in Tanzania; plastic pollution of sea turtle habitats is also considered in a study on the prevalence of microplastics on beaches around the Indian Ocean. There are also reports on the first recorded nesting of leatherback turtles on Great Nicobar Island since the 2014 Indian Ocean tsunami, sea turtle workshops in Malaysia and the Maldives, and outcomes of the recent Red List assessments for loggerhead turtles in the region.

We look forward to seeing IOTN readers again at the 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and
Conservation. Safe travels to Lima, Peru!


The Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter was initiated to provide a forum for the exchange of information on
sea turtle biology and conservation, management and education and awareness activities in the Indian
subcontinent, Indian Ocean region, and south/southeast Asia. If you would like to submit a research article,
project profile, note or announcement for Issue 24 of IOTN, please email material to iotn.editors@gmail.com
before 1st April 2016. Guidelines for submission can be found on the last page of this newsletter or at http://