02 February 2010

30th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation

The International Sea Turtle Society will hold its 30th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation at Goa, India, from 27 to 29 April 2010. It is the first time the symposium is presented in the South Asian region.
This event is being jointly hosted and organized by sea turtle conservation groups and research organizations as well as institutions that work on marine environment issues across India and South Asia. 
The symposium is open to anyone interested in sea turtle biology and conservation and in related marine conservation, policy, social, ecological and fisheries related aspects.
To learn more, Visit the symposium website

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(1) Note on the defensive behavior of Cochin Forest cane turtle (Vijayachelys silvatica). 
(2) Snakes of Rameshwaram.
(3) First record of Uropeltis ellioti and study of their habits and habitat in Melghat Forest in Satpuda.
(4)  Notes on the distribution and natural history of lined supple skink Lygosoma lineata (Gray, 1839)(Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae).
(5) Indian eyed turtle Morenia petersi (Anderson, 1879) in the Deepor Beel, Ramsar site.
(6) Notes on the effect of a bite from Calliophis melanurus Shaw, 1802 (Serpentes: Elapidae: Calliophinae).
(7) Notes on the predation of Cnemaspis sp. by Hemidactylus cf. brookii Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonodae).
(8) Notes on the natural history of common smooth water snake Enhydris enhydris Schneider, 1799 (Serpentes: Colubridae).
(9) Mortality of spiny-tailed lizard Uromastyx hardwickii Hardwicke & Gray, 1827 in the Katchchh District of Gujarat.
(10) A report on endo and ecto parasitism in a Indian rat snake (Ptyas mucosa) from Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu.
(11) Notes on a rescue of a Burmese python Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 (Family: Pythonidae) from an urban area of Bongaigaon District, Assam.
(12) Infighting injuries in male common Indian lizard Calotes versicolor (Daudin) during breeding period.
(13) Rearing of juvenile estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dhaka Zoo.
(14) Physical restraining gadget for crocodiles.
(15) Rectal prolapse in a Indan cobra (Naja naja).

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