SWOT Report, Vol. III: CAREY! Where Have the Eastern Pacific Hawksbills Gone?!
Posted on Jan 31st, 2008
Make a list of the world’s most endangered sea turtle populations.Is the eastern Pacific hawksbill on it? If not, it’s no surprise. Essentially nothing is known of the biology, distribution, abundance, or conservation needs of this enigmatic population. Until recently, virtually nothing had been done to study what remains of these animals in the eastern Pacific, hunted nearly into extinction long before the start of the modern sea turtle conservation movement.