Photo c 2010 Linda Searle 3/2010 The Elbow, Turneffe Atoll
CHELONIIDAE & DERMOCHELYDAE
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature - RED LIST
2 Critically Endangered - Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
- Kemp’s Ridley
- Olive Ridley
- Leatherback **
- Australia Flatback
IUCN Species Survival Commission
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is a science-based network of more than 10,000 volunteer experts working together in more than 140 Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces. Some groups address conservation issues related to particular groups of plants, fungi or animals while others focus on broader issues such as reintroduction of species into former habitats, climate change, wildlife health and sustainable use and trade. Categories include: Amphibians & Reptiles, Birds, Fishes, Invertebrates, Plants & Fungi, Mammals and Disciplinary Groups.
IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group
Comprised of more than 300 expert members in over 80 countries, the MTSG is the global authority on marine turtle research and conservation.
The mission of the IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG) is to develop and support strategies, set priorities, and provide tools that promote and guide the conservation of marine turtles, and their ecological roles and habitats.