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Hawksbill Turtle Rebounding After Quarter Century of Conservation

posted: 04/10/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
Hawksbill Turtle
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From Discovery News

One of the last turtle populations in the world to be legally exploited for the 'tortoise shell' trade is finally recovering after a 25-year conservation effort, say researchers.

The Arnavon Islands hawksbill turtle rookery in the Solomon Islands is recovering after decimation from 150 years of exploitation, according to a report today in PLOS ONE.

"By the early 1990s it was on life support," says first author marine biologist Dr Richard Hamilton, of The Nature Conservancy.

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