Conservation of Pacific sea turtles.
Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 2011.
Octavo, dustwrapper, 481 pp. black and white photographs, maps.
All across the Pacific, populations of sea turtles face extinction unless recent dramatic declines are reversed. In particular, the continuing decline of leatherbacks and loggerheads illustrates the limitations of the current approaches to conservation. Recognizing the urgency of the problem, this book presents ideas and case studies by conservation biologists, economists, marine-life policy experts, fishing industry and fisheries professionals, management specialists, and development assistance researchers. It provides a new synthesis and blueprint for action that shifts the paradigm from piecemeal and unilateral conservation to a more holistic and multilateral approach to the recovery of Pacific sea turtle populations.