The Atlas

In the Indian Ocean, only the green, hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead and Olive Ridley turtles are present. The data for theses 5 species were compiled in a map form for the National Plan Action on marine turtles in the french territories in the Indian Ocean. The maps are available in an atlas that can be downloaded in a pdf file or be viewed via the geoviewer.

Atlas available in a pdf format (available in July 2014)(click to download)


L'atlas des tortues marines de l'océan Indien



List of mas available via the geoviewer (click on the link to access the maps)

There are actually seven species of marine turtles in the world. The Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), the Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), the Kemp Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), the Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), the Flatback turtle (Natator depressa) and the Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).