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Old 10-18-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Hawaiian green sea turtle rebound shows conservation strengths

Hawaiian green sea turtle rebound shows conservation strengths
October 08, 2012 12:15 am
Tom LaVenture
The Garden Island

http://thegardenisland.com/news/loca...a4bcf887a.html
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KAPA‘A — De-listing the Hawaiian green sea turtle as an endangered species would still keep the animal protected, according to a presentation at Kapa‘a Public Library Wednesday.

De-listing is required when all the criteria for recovery are met, said Don Heacock, Kaua‘i District Aquatic Biologist at Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources. An independent review body evaluates all published literature on the topic for the International Union on the Conservation of Nature to make a determination.

“The whole purpose of the Endangered Species Act is...
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