Occurrence

Bycaught sea turtles in southsern coasline of Cameroon

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These data are the bycaught turtle recorded during the monitoring of fish landing point at the southern coastline of Cameroon

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KOUMBO U (2022): Bycaught sea turtles in southsern coasline of Cameroon. v1.0. RASTOMA: Réseau des Acteurs et professionnels de la Sauvegarde des Tortues Marines en Afrique Centrale. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-cameroun.gbif.fr/resource?r=bycatch-sea-turtles-uk&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; bycatch; sea turtles.

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ursla KOUMBO
Coordinator

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ursla Koumbo
Coordinator

Who filled in the metadata:

Ursla Koumbo
Coordinator

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Ursla Koumbo
Coordinator
RESEAU DES ACTEURS ET PROFESIONNEL DE LA SAUVEGARDE DES TORTUES MARINES EN AFRIQUE CENTRALE (RASTOMA)
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Geographic Coverage

The data have been recorded in the south Cameron, in the locality of Ebodje, Kribi and Campo

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The species observed are from three genus: Lepidochelys, Chelonia and Eretmochelys.

Species  Lepidochelys olivacea (Olive ridley turtles),  Chelonia mydas (Green turtles),  Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-01-01 / 2017-12-31

Project Data

No Description available

Title Renforcer les capacités des organisations de la société civile à créer et à contribuer à une base de données unique sur les tortues marines au Cameroun
Identifier BID-AF2020-138-INS

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Ursla Koumbo

Sampling Methods

For this study, we survey Three fish landing point for the period of 1 years at the peripheries of Campo Ma’an National Park where we identified fish landing points and markets in Campo, Kribi and Ebodge. All these fish landing and markets have been visited twice a month for 6 months to check for any bycaught or hunted sea turtle. Bycaught sea turtles species have been identified using sea turtle identification key. Life stage has been estimated and in individuals exhibiting adult size, sex has been determined according to sexual secondary characters. the network of three fishermen has been established on the area to check and inform us about any bycaught sea turtles in the area when we where not on the field

Study Extent The data have been collected on actual the Campo marine national

Method step description:

  1. Identification of the fish landing point Visit of the fish landing point: During the visits when a turtle is detected and still entangled in the net, we help the fishermen to free it taking precautions so that the turtle is not injured and the net is not damaged too much. If the animal has already been free from the net, we proceed directly to the identification of the species and to the taking of measurements (to be able to determine later on the life stage of the animal) and other parameters. In case the animal is alive, we release it and we will follow it back to the sea in safety. But if the animal is already dead we leave it in the hands of the fishermen.

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