The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program, Oceanic Society, Ross CA, USA

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Oceanic Society and The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program have recently launched The Sea Turtle Directory (, a global map and directory of sea turtle research and conservation programs. Our hope is to facilitate networking and help people discover and connect with sea turtle conservation efforts worldwide. More than 170 projects have already registered, and we invite you to join us by adding your sea turtle conservation or research project(s) to our interactive map. By doing so, you will not only showcase your valuable work but also contribute to making the directory a comprehensive and invaluable resource.

Projects can create and manage a public listing about their work, including information about their species of focus, areas of work (e.g., nest monitoring, in water, toxicology, genetics), the availability of volunteer or tourism programs, and more. To participate, follow the quick steps below to add your work to the map:

1. Visit the directory at or You can click on any of the registered projects for an example entry.

2. Click the red “Add a Place” or the “plus” symbol on the map and follow the instructions to add your location(s). You can find detailed instructions here: 

3. Fill in information about your project such as:

  • Type of project (Non-Profit, Academic Institution, For-Profit, Government, or Other)
  • Project name
  • Contact email and website
  • Organisation description
  • Species of focus
  • Areas of activity

4. After submitting your project, you will be prompted to log in or create an account. This is so you will be able to update your project in the future.

5. Share your entry, encourage others to participate, and enjoy!