Sea Turtle Science & Conservation

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Sea turtle science and conservation. Free course by Olive Ridley Project.

You cannot manage what you cannot measure, and that is no different for sea turtles. For us to conserve sea turtles, we need to have a solid understanding of their biology and ecology before we develop a plan to protect them. Oftentimes, this plan must include the local communities that live within the same environment as sea turtles. Without either of these components, conservation projects can fail.

In the Sea Turtle Science & Conservation Course, you will learn about some of the advanced research techniques that sea turtle scientists use to collect data on our study populations, as well as how we can work with local communities to protect them. This course expands on what is taught in the e-Turtle School course to give you an in-depth understanding of the tools we use to collect vital information on sea turtles and how we can protect them with community-driven conservation.

In this course you will learn about :

  • Sea Turtle Photographic Identification
  • Nesting Research – A Case Study
  • Spatial Ecology and Conservation
  • Creating Change in the Community – A Case Study
  • Parasites and Epibionts (coming soon)

This course is for those who are very keen to learn more advanced methods in the science and conservation of sea turtles. If you are new to the world of sea turtles, we recommend that you complete the e-Turtle School course before venturing into these advanced topics.This course is aimed at those who are keen on learning more in-depth sea turtle science and conservation methods.

You can take each lesson independent of the others. The lessons vary between video and text based format and are designed to learn at your own pace. There is a quiz to check your knowledge after each lesson.