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'Gentle recovery' of Brazil's leatherback turtles

July 6, 2019 - General

Brazil’s leatherback turtles are making a “gentle recovery” after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows.

Leatherback turtle in Brazil [Credit: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR]Scientists studied nesting sites in the state of Espírito Santo in eastern Brazil – the only place in the south-west Atlantic where leatherbacks regularly nest. Data on this small population from 1988-2017 showed the average number of nests rose…

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