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View the PDF document Capture and consumption of sea turtles in the Manning Strait, Solomon Islands
Author:Prasad, Arvindra Rishi
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Environmental Science
Subject: Sea turtles | Effect of fishing on | Solomon Islands, Sea turtles | Conservation | Solomon Islands, Endangered species | Solomon Islands,
Date: 2017
Call No.: QL 666 .C536 P73 2017
BRN: 1352854
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Sea turtles are an integral part of marine ecosystems and cultural heritage in the South Pacific, and in the last century they are under threat from a range of human activities such as legal and illegal capture, pollution, destruction of nesting habitat and by catch in long line tuna fisheries. Factors like, the increase number of people in the Manning Strait and the global change in climate is leading to the destruction of critically important turtle nesting habitats in the Solomon Islands. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), habitat destruction has been recognized as being among the primary causes of extinction of marine and terrestrial species, both plants and animals, worldwide.
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