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Nesting and Conservation Managementof Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Northern Bahia, Brazil

  title={Nesting and Conservation Managementof Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Northern Bahia, Brazil},
  author={Maria A. Marcovaldi and Claudia F. Vieitas and Matthew H. Godfrey},
ABSTRA(.'T. - In Brazil, the primary nesting area for hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) is the northern part ofthe coast ofBahia State. The Brazilian Sea Turtle Conservation Program (TAMAR-IBAMA) has five research and conservation stations in this area, protecting about 200 km of beaches. Data from 7 nesting seasons (1990-91 to 1996-97) are presented. During the hawksbill nesting season (October through March), beaches are patrolled daily and nests are either kept in situ (16… 

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