SREL Reprint #1927





Workshop on the Ecology, Status, and Management of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 August 1994: Final Results and Recommendations

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1Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Drawer E, Aiken, South Carolina 29802 USA;
2Present Address: Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University, SLU 814, Hammond, Louisiana 70402 USA

On 2 August 1994, 33 invitees from 13 states gathered at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in South Carolina to discuss the ecology, status, and conservation of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). The Workshop was prompted by reports of potential declines of terrapin populations in several locations in its range. In addition to sharing data on terrapin biology and status, the Workshop was designed to produce specific recommendations for action by local, state, and federal management agencies. Below, we have summarized some of the major findings and recommendations of the Workshop. Our goal is to disseminate this information as widely as possible to those who have responsibility for managing this unique resource. Additional questions concerning the Workshop may be addressed to either Richard A. Seigel or J. Whitfield Gibbons. A list of all participants and contributors is also attached.

SREL Reprint #1927

Seigel, R.A. and J.W. Gibbons. 1995. Workshop on the ecology, status, and management of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 2 Augusta 1994: Final results and recommendations. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:240-243.

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