Study shows that sea turtles can recover

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Conservation of sea turtle nesting sites is paying off for the endangered reptiles, reports a new study published this month in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography.

A team of researchers led researchers from IUCN and Conservation International found that green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting on four beaches in the Pacific and two beaches in the Atlantic have increased by an four to fourteen percent annually over the past two to three decades as a result of beach protection efforts.

“These results should be celebrated,” said Milani Chaloupka, lead author and vice chair of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group. “They demonstrate that green turtle populations and presumably the green turtles