The most recent green sea turtle five-year review indicates the population trends at ~20 large rookeries is unknown. Effective allocation of conservation resources requires better knowledge of the status of these populations.


One possible approach is to mobilize citizen scientists to participate in surveys, especially in areas where institutional infrastructure is weak. Guided by local experts, involving people other than professional scientists can both (a) provide much-needed data and (b) improve social understanding of green sea turtle threats and demography.

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