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21 July 2021 | dataset

Pacific island turtle nesting maps

Maps and associated data from the Turtle Research and Monitoring Database System (TREDS). A summary of the database can be found below.

The Turtle Research and Monitoring Database System (TREDS) provides invaluable information for Pacific island countries and territories to manage their turtle resources. TREDS can be used to collate data from strandings, tagging, nesting, emergence and beach surveys as well as other biological data on turtles.

TREDS can also be used to monitor and sustainably manage marine turtle populations as well as their nesting and foraging sites. This database is currently being trialed in Samoa, American Samoa, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and Fiji.

The upgrade and update of the SPREP Regional Turtle Database is an important component of the SPREP Marine Turtle Action Plan 2003-2007, which, in 2003, recommended that the Turtle Research and Monitoring Database System be developed further.

TREDS was developed through a collaborative effort by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, NOAA Fisheries, Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency, South-East Asia Fisheries Development Centre and the Marine Research Foundation.

The development of TREDS continues with trials in a few SPREP member countries and territories before it is distributed to the wider SPREP region.

Data and Resource

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Green turtle nest sites 1970-2017

From the Turtle Research and Monitoring…

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Hawksbill turtle nest sites 1973-2018

From the Turtle Research and Monitoring…

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Leatherback turtle nest sites 1976-2015

From the Turtle Research and Monitoring…

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Loggerhead turtle nest sites 1977-2011

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Olive Ridley turtle nest sites 1976-2011

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Unidentified turtle nest sites 1982-2018

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Field Value
Publisher SPREP Island and Ocean Ecosystems (IOE)
Modified 12 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
Source URL https://www.sprep.org/thetreds
Identifier 435bd913-9434-47db-b3b2-3b40f99fb285
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Pacific Region
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name [email protected]
POD Theme Biodiversity, Coastal and Marine