New science on hawksbill sea turtles in the Solomon Islands provided critical information to strengthen protection for turtles on their nesting grounds.
Nature Conservancy scientists are investigating the illegal turtle trade in the Solomon Islands.
A second round of satellite-tagged turtles provides more migration data, while the Arnavons rookery receives new protections to help prosecute poachers.
Go along for the ride with a green sea turtle as it explores a reef — and meets another turtle — in the Solomon Islands.
Join scientists and community rangers on a “turtle rodeo” to tag juvenile green turtles in the Solomon Islands.
Conservancy scientists (and one intrepid field reporter) take on a second search for the rare Allonautilus in the Solomon Islands. Success is contextual.
Successful conservation needs both men and women to thrive. So Conservancy scientist Robyn James is changing the way conservation projects in Melanesia incorporate women — from the Arnavon Islands to Papua New Guinea.
After a 40-year history punctuated by arson, conflict, and poaching, conservation efforts in the Arnavon Islands are yielding a glimmer of hope for hawksbills sea turtles. Now, Conservancy scientists are working with local communities to make these critical islands the first site in the Solomon Island’s protected area network.
Join Conservancy scientists in the Arnavon Islands, where they’re tagging hawksbill sea turtles with satellite trackers to discover where and when these turtles migrate in between nesting.
Follow science writer Justine E. Hausheer along on a typical day of scientific fieldwork in the Arnavon Islands: tagging turtles, trapping for nautilus, handlining fish, and catching crocs, all in the name of science.
Grim news on two of the tagged hawksbill turtles highlights the need for the Conservancy's investigation into the illegal hawksbill trade in the Solomon Islands.