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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Cheloniinae — the green sea turtle.


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  • Sea turtles, also known as Chelonia mydas, are often caught for food and for use in traditional medicine.

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  • The islands are important for two species of sea turtle: green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) which are common in the surrounding waters, with the former nesting on sandy beaches.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • Clear-cuts have even been made illegally within many parks - including Tortuguero National Park – which now provides ready access for poachers to the once isolated second largest Green Turtle (Chelonia midas) nesting beach in the world.

    Isthmian-Pacific moist forests

  • Three marine turtle species occur within the coastal area, namely: green turtle Chelonia midas (EN), hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR), and olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (EN).

    Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaíno, Mexico

  • There are almost 200 species of reptiles and amphibians including at least 7 poisonous snakes, American crocodile Crocodylus acutus (V), brown caiman Caiman crocodilus, green iguana Iguana iguana, green turtle Chelonia mydas (E), loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (E), and leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (E).

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • The green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN), leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) also use the beaches quite extensively to nest.

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Three species of sea turtles nest in Belize and are routinely encountered between the coast and the barrier reef, and on the atolls: loggerhead Caretta caretta (E), green Chelonia mydas (EN), and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (E).

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • Green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN) is rare due to excessive fishing, while loggerhead Caretta caretta (EN) and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) are not common although there have been some reported on the beaches.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • Green turtle Chelonia mydas (E) and Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (E) breed here.

    Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

  • These corals are visited by loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (EN), green turtle Chelonia mydas (EN), olive ridley Lepidochelys olivaceas (EN) and hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (CR).

    Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba


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