Pacific island turtle nesting maps

Date created: 07 March 2022

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.

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Data and Resources

Issued 2021-07-21
Modified 2022-02-11
DCAT Type Dataset
Publisher Name
  • SPREP Island and Ocean Ecosystems (IOE)
Contact Name
Contact Email [email protected]

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