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Title: A REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION OF SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR SINGAPORE
Authors: TAN SIANG TING KELLY
Keywords: MEM
2019/2020 EnvM
Joanna Coleman
M.Sc. (Environmental Management)
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2021
Citation: TAN SIANG TING KELLY (2021-01-05). A REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION OF SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: While only hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtle nests have been reported, sea turtle species in Singapore also include the green (Chelonia mydas) turtles. With growing awareness of the need to conserve and protect endangered turtle species, Singapore launched its first turtle hatchery in September 2018. Located on Small Sister’s Island, it has an incubation sandpit area and a turtle field station that doubles as a centre for volunteer training, education and research. I compared Singapore’s turtle conservation programme with six well-established and successful ones. This was done through volunteering, interviews and research of published data. Additionally, I compared a range of parameters such as cost, management framework, partnerships, engagement with stakeholders and collected data on their best practices to formulate a holistic recommendation for Singapore. These can be adapted to the local context to ensure Singapore is providing a well-rounded conservation strategy for sea turtles. Singapore’s programme can employ a range of new technologies and build better partnerships and research projects to increase hatching success rates. The hatchery should also be involved in regional turtle conservation efforts by collaborating with other turtle conservation projects. Lastly, Singapore can increase its efforts to educate the public on the importance of conservation for sea turtles.
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