"The Indian Ocean - South-East Asia (IOSEA) 'Year of the Turtle – 2006' aims to unite nations and communities to celebrate marine turtles and to support their conservation. While increasing public awareness and understanding of the threats faced by marine turtles, the campaign will also highlight the work of dedicated organisations that are striving to conserve these ancient creatures and the habitats on which they depend.
With a theme of “Cooperating to Conserve Marine Turtles – our Ocean's Ambassadors”, it is hoped the campaign will be a milestone in the conservation of marine turtles and their habitats of this vast region. The YoT campaign will begin officially on 1 March 2006, and will run through to the end of 2006.
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