This marking event has united more than 800 international scientists specialized in sea turtles, to exchange on ongoing projects, discover or teach new methods, share the advances and most of all to strengthen the collaboration between scientists and institutions from all over the world. During 5 days, 13 workshops, tens of oral presentations and hundreds of posters have been presented, on many subjects linked to sea turtles ‘ biology and ecology.
Because sea turtles are migratory species and therefore depend on international conservation plans, and also because they are endangered, this type of event is essential and determining for the conservation of these species.
For the occasion, our organisation has presented a poster on the results of several years of nesting monitoring on the atoll of Tetiaroa, a program undertaken in collaboration with the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia, the non profit organisation Tetiaroa Society, and the hotel The Brando. Cécile has also joined other members of the French Sea Turtle Group (GTMF).
We also thank Air Tahiti Nui for allowing us to participate to the event !