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Movements and distribution of loggerheads from Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece 2013 (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Rees A. 2021. Movements and distribution of loggerheads from Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece 2013. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Rees, Alan ;

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Notes: This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.


The project aims at developing a joint cross-border strategy for maintenance of biodiversity and conservation of the population of Caretta caretta, a sea turtle species seriously threatened by the impact of human activities. 

Main foreseen actions: 
Development of a Management Model for marine areas
Management Plans for the Marine areas involved, through elaboration of bathymetric and habitat maps, identifying stress factors 
Implementation of a GIS to share information resulting from maps setting a Tank of First Recovery for the protection of C. caretta
A Database collecting information on survey coasts report, areas of potential nesting; biometric data, web GIS movements of the 20 specimens paths through ARGOS satellite system 
An Action Plan for the protection of the population of sea turtles 
A cross-border Association providing exchange of expertise and the identification of joint objectives for conservation.


Original provider: ARCHELON 

Dataset credits: Data provider ARCHELON (2013-Present) 

Originating data center 
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner 
Lead partner for the combined project is the Management Consortium of Torre Guaceto. Greek partners in Amvrakikos are:
The Development Agency for South Epirus: Amvrakikos (ETANAM; S.A.L.G.O.) was founded in 1988 with a main objective the utilization of resources of the entire Amvrakikos region, an area presenting significant growth potential, as well as the rational management and protection of Amvrakikos Gulf which is one of the most important habitats in Greece and is protected by the Ramsar Treaty.

Amvrakikos Wetlands Management Body
The 'Amvrakikos Wetlands' Management Body' is a non profit private body, established by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change with a goal to manage the priority species and habitats by balancing and controlling the different activities that take place in the core of the Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park, W.Greece, including special terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
ARCHELON, founded in 1983, is a nationwide, non-profit, non-governmental organization working for the study and protection of sea turtles and their habitats in Greece. The Society‚Äôs activities include monitoring of turtle populations, management of nesting beaches, rehabilitation of injured turtles, lobbying, environmental education, and raising public awareness. 

ATEPE Ecosystems management Ltd was founded in 2011 and specializes in environmental and ecosystems management issues. 

Project sponsor or sponsor description 
The project is arranged under the PRO ACT NATURA 2000 initiative. 

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Marine/Coastal, Occurrence, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Eastern Mediterranean, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -8,5; MinLat: 33,5 - MaxLong: 58,5; MaxLat: 46,5 [WGS84]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 June 2013 - 20 March 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Archelon - Sea Turtle Protection Societydata creatordata owner
Rees, Alan
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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Data type: Data
Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-07
Information last updated: 2024-07-08
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