Marine turtles on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

@article{Butynski1996MarineTO,
  title={Marine turtles on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea},
  author={Thomas M Butynski},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={143 - 149}
}
  • T. Butynski
  • Published 1 April 1996
  • Environmental Science
  • Oryx
Four endangered species of marine turtle nest on the southern beaches of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. The turtles and their eggs are an important traditional source of food for the people of the area and turtle populations have apparently declined considerably, probably because of overexploitation. This paper reviews what is known about Bioko's marine turtles, their nesting seasons, population trends, use by humans, conservation status and recent conservation efforts. Recommendations are… 

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