CSP staff member, Bryan Wallace, co-convenes symposium on sea turtle conservation in S. America. - Conservation Science Partners
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CSP staff member, Bryan Wallace, co-convenes symposium on sea turtle conservation in S. America.

In a recent symposium on sea turtle biology and conservation in Latin America, Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2017, in Arica, Chile.

Through the Laúd OPO Network, which CSP Senior Scientist, Bryan Wallace, co-coordinates, we convened a workshop on leatherback bycatch, during which participants identified priority actions to strengthen conservation measures in Peru and Chile, the key foraging areas for the species. Wallace also gave a plenary presentation and helped to facilitate of a ‘round-table’ discussion on status, threats, and conservation opportunities for sea turtles in the East Pacific Ocean. The symposium provided numerous opportunities for further collaboration between CSP and colleagues throughout Latin America.