The first book on marine turtles in India and the subcontinent, Marine Turtles of the Indian Subcontinent documents the results of surveys carried out under the Sea Turtle project sponsored by the Indian government and the united nations. With contributions from leading experts, the book provides up-to-date information on the regional status and conservation of sea turtles on the subcontinent. Addressing a significant knowledge gap, the book documents the status of sea turtles along the east and west coasts of the Indian mainland, the Lakshaweep archipelago, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and surveys their status in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
INTRODUCTION Marine Turtles in the Indian Subcontinent: A Brief History, K. Shanker and B.C. Choudhury Turtle Trekker, S. Bhaskar and R. Whitaker Background and Scope of the GOI-UNDP Sea Turtle Project, S.C. Sharma MARINE TURTLES IN THE BAY OF BENGAL Distribution and Status of Marine Turtles in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, H.V. Andrews, S. Krishnan, and P. Biswas Marine Turtles of Tamil Nadu, S. Bhupathy and S. Saravanan Sea Turtles and their Nesting Habitats along the Andhra Pradesh Coast, B. Tripathy, K. Shanker, and B.C. Choudhury Sea Turtle Nesting Habitats on the Coast of Orissa, B. Pandav, B.C. Choudhury, and C.S. Kar Marine Turtles of West Bengal, B. Roy Chowdhury, S.K. Das, and P.S. Ghose MARINE TURTLES IN THE ARABIAN SEA Sea Turtles and their Habitats in the Lakshadweep Islands, B. Tripathy, K. Shanker, and B.C. Choudhury Sea Turtles of Kerala, N. Dileepkumar and C. Jayakumar Sea Turtles Along the Karnataka Coast, B.K. Sharath Sea Turtles of Maharashtra and Goa, V. Giri and N. Chaturvedi Sea Turtles and their Nesting Habitats in Gujarat, S.F.W. Sunderraj, J. Joshua, and V.V. Kumar MARINE TURTLES IN THE SUBCONTINENT Status and Conservation of Marine Turtles in Sri Lanka, T. Kapurusinghe Marine Turtles of Sri Lanka: A Historical Account, A. de Silva Status and Conservation of Marine Turtles in Bangladesh, S.M.A Rashid and M. Zahirul Islam Sea Turtles of Pakistan, M.T. Qureshi MARINE TURTLES AND FISHERY-RELATED ISSUES Marine Fishery-Related Mortality of Sea Turtles in India: An Overview, M Rajagopalan, K. Vijayakumaran, and Vivekanandan Beyond TEDs: the TED Controversy from the Perspective of Orissa's Trawling Industry, C.R. Behera Design and Development of the TED for Indian Fisheries, M.R. Boopendranath, P. Dawson, P. Pravin, M.P. Remesan, R. Raghu Prakash, V. Vijayan, P. George Mathai, N Subramonia Pillai, M.D. Varghese, and S.V.S. Ramarao Implementation of the TED in Andhra Pradesh, O. Bhavani Sankar and M. Ananth Raju CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES AND MARINE TURTLES Community-Based Conservation of Sea Turtle Nesting Sites in India: Some Case Studies, R. Kutty Operation Kachhapa: An NGO Initiative for Sea Turtle Conservation in Orissa, B. Wright and B. Mohanty LEGAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MARINE TURTLES Laws and Marine Turtle Conservation in India, S. Upadhyay and V. Upadhyay International Instruments and Marine Turtle Conservation, S. Bache and J.G Frazier MARINE TURTLE RELATED RESEARCH A Review of Olive Ridley Nesting and Mortality in Orissa, K. Shanker, B. Pandav and B.C. Choudhury Migration and Movement of Olive Ridleys Along the East Coast of India, B. Pandav and B.C. Choudhury Characterisation of Olive Ridley Nesting Beaches in Orissa Using Remote Sensing, D.K. Rout and G. Behera The Effect of Rookery Geomorphology on Olive Ridley Nesting in Gahirmatha Orissa, G. Prusty and S. Dash Coastal Pollution in West Bengal: Implications for Olive Ridley Turtles, M. Mukherjee Contributors Address List of Abbreviations Organisations Working on Marine Turtle-Related Research Index
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Wildlife Institute of India, Hyderabad, India