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dc.contributor.authorMarco, Adolfoen_US
dc.contributor.authorLópez, Óscaren_US
dc.contributor.authorAbella Pérez, Elenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVaro-Cruz, Nuriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Samiren_US
dc.contributor.authorGaona, Pilaren_US
dc.contributor.authorSanz, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Jurado, Luis Felipeen_US
dc.description.abstractThe loggerhead population from Cape Verde is one of the most important in the world. Turtles nest on several island from this archipelago but around 90% are using the island of Boavista. In 2000 the estimation of annual nesting females in Boavista was around 5000 individuals. However, the capture of nesting females for human consumption is widespread practice in the local populations that could be killing more than 25% of nesting females every year. The decline of turtle abundance in other islands is now increasing the hunting pressure on individuals that nest on Boavista. During the 2007 nesting season we have estimated that only 3000 females have nested on the island and more than 8000 have been killed in unprotected beaches. To this severe mortality we have to add the capture of females at sea. On protected beaches the number of nest remained stable during the nesting season. However, on non-protected beaches and due to the strong nesting site fidelity within the season, the number of nest drastically decreased during the second half of the nesting seasons. Thus, it is not possible to guarantee the survival of any female by protecting only some of the nesting beaches. Demographic models are being calculated in order to predict the population dynamics, the risk of extinction in the next decades and the conservation criteria need to reverse the current trends.en_US
dc.source28th ISTS Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Loreto, BCS, México, january 2008, p. 93-94en_US
dc.subject24 Ciencias de la vidaen_US
dc.subject2401 Biología animal (zoología)en_US
dc.subject240116 Herpetologíaen_US
dc.titleMassive capture of nesting females in severely threatening the Caboverdian loggerhead populationen_US
dc.type2Actas de congresosen_US
item.fulltextCon texto completo-ópez Jurado, Luis Felipe-
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