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									  Marine Turtles Conservation in
             the UAE


            Saif M. Al-Ghais




Department of Biology/ College of Science
            UAE University
Sea Turtle species in Arabian
            Gulf




 Green
 Hawksbill
                                                                             Iran
                                                                                                                                          Strait of
                                                                                                                                          Hormuz

                                                                                                                      Oman
                                                                                                           Ash Sha'm        #


                                                                                               Ras al Khaimah          #


              #                                                                      Umm al Q aywain              #
                                                                                                                                      Hisn Diba
         Doha                             Arabian Gulf                                                                            #

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                                                                                          Sharjah #       Ajman
      Qatar                                                                                     #
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                                                                                                    Dubai                                 Fujairah
                                                                         Mina A l Jabel
                                                                                          #
                                                                                                                           Masfut
                                                                                                                            #
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                                                                                                                                Shinas
                                                             Abu Dhabi
                           Sir Bany Yas                                                                                               Sohar #
                                           MurawahAbu al Abyad
                                                                                                      Al A in #


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                                                     Tarif



                                             United Arab Emirates                                                      Sultanate
    Saudi Arabia                                                                                                       of Oman




0        100             200              300 Kilometers
0                  100                       200 Miles
               Objectives
1. to enable a preliminary census of and
  research on marine turtles in the UAE
2. to identify and survey existing
   nesting beaches in the UAE
3. to determine the population
   structure and habitat utilization
4. to undertake efforts aimed at the
standardization of methodologies used by all the
participating countries and the organizations they
host, which directly work with marine turtles;




5. to create a regional network of information,
resources and data warehouse to be used in
marine turtle research and conservation.
                  Conservation
1. Nesting beaches along the mainland need to be
surveyed during March – August.
2. Data collection from the area
3. Anthropogenic activities should be reduced or
prohibited during nesting
4. If, nests are found to be located in an unsuitable
condition attempts may be taken to relocate it.
5. Environmental education programs need to be
initiated.
                  Conclusion
1. Losing Sandy beaches = Endanger list.
Q. How do we stop habitat destruction?
2. With increase in International Trade we are
Relocating Marine Turtles

3. We need to think about the quality and quantity
of our Natural Resources.
Thank You

								
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