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Scientific articles and other publications

Sea Turtle Conservation Contributes to the Establishment of a Network of Marine Protected Areas in São Tomé

Ferreira B, Vieira S, Airaud F (2020)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 13, VOL 2: 22-24

Coping with COVID-19 in São Tomé and Príncipe: Challenges and Opportunities for Sea Turtle Conservation

Vieria S, Monteiro MD, Ferreira B (2020)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 13, VOL 1: 17-19

Audience research as a cornerstone of demand management interventions for illegal wildlife products: Demarketing sea turtle meat and eggs

Veríssimo D, Vieira S, Monteiro D, Hancock J, Nuno A (2019)

Conservation Science and Practice 164: 14pp.

The sea turtles of São Tomé and Príncipe:  Ecology, genetics and current status of distinct species nesting on an oceanic archipelago 

Hancock JM (2019)

Tese de Doutoramento em Biodiversidade, Genética e Evolução da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa e da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto: 165pp.

Genetic characterization of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) from São Tomé and Príncipe: Insights on species recruitment and dispersal in the Gulf of Guinea

Hancock JM, Vieira S, Taraveira L, Santos A, Schmitt V, Semedo A, Patrício AR, Ferrand N, Gonçalves H, Sequeira F (2019)

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 518: 10pp.

Overcoming field monitoring restraints in estimating marine turtle internesting period by modelling individual nesting behaviour using capture-mark-recapture data

Hancock JM, Vieira S, Lima H, Schmitte V, Pereira J, Rebelo R, Girondotf M (2019)

Ecological Modelling 402: 76-84

Stable isotopes reveal dietary differences and site fidelity in juvenile
green turtles foraging around São Tomé Island, West Central Africa

Hancock JM, Vieira S, Jimenez V, Carvalho Rio J, Rebelo R (2018)

Marine Ecology Progress Series 600:165-177

Alterações dos parâmetros biométricos e reprodutores das tartarugas
marinhas de São Tomé nas últimas duas décadas

Ribeiro I (2018)

Tese de Mestrado da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. 54pp.

Foraging niche segregation between juvenile and adult hawksbill turtles
(Eretmochelys imbricata) at Príncipe island, West Africa

Ferreira R, Ceia F, Borges T, Ramos J & Bolten A (2018)

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 498: 7pp.

Seeking a better future for women traders and sea turtles in
São Tomé and Príncipe

Vieira S, Ferreira B, Jiménez V, Airaud F, Monteiro D & Bom Jesus A (2017)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 8:33-35

Local fishermen participating in sea turtle in-water data collection in
São Tomé Island

Vieira S, Ferreira B, Jiménez V, Airaud F, Monteiro D & Carvalho do Rio J (2017)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 8:36-38

Different indicators of fitness of the sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea):
Gulf of Guinea as a study case

Branco M (2016)

Tese de Mestrado em Conservação e Biodiversidade Marinha da Universidade de Gent: 43pp.

The Sea Turtles of Africa

Agyekumhene A et al. (2017)

SWOT Report Volume XII:14-29.

Participative approach to discuss novel law implementation strategies in
São Tomé and Príncipe

Vieira S, Jiménez V, Besugo A, Costa S, Miranda F, Hancock J, Loloum B & Oliveira L (2016)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 5:15-20.

Teaming up with a local mobile phone service provider in order to spread
sea turtle conservation messages

Vieira S, Jiménez V, Hancock J, Lima H, Loloum B, Oliveira L (2016)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter 5:13-14.

Viva Tartaruga! Getting the word out in creative ways.

Vieira S, Jimenez V & Hancock J (2016)

SWOT Report Volume XI: 32-33.

Contributo do ecoturismo para a conservação das tartarugas marinhas e o
desenvolvimento das comunidades locais - Estudo de caso de Morro Peixe,
São Tomé e Príncipe

Martins J (2016)

Master Dissertation, Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Lisbon.

Marine turtles nesting activity assessment and trend along the
Central African Atlantic coast for the period of 1999-2008.

Girard et al. (2016)

International Journal of Marine Science and Ocean Technology. 3(3): 21-32.

Do hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) found in the shallow waters
of Principe Island, West Africa, exhibit similar isotopic niches?

Ferreira R, Ceia F, Borges T, Ramos J & Bolten A (2016)

36th International Sea Turtle Symposium, Lima, Peru, 29 February – 4 March

Review of olive ridley nesting in São Tomé and Príncipe Islands,
West Africa, with a new nesting occurrence in Príncipe Island

Hancock J, Carvalho H, Loloum B, Lima H & Oliveira L (2015)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter. 3: 34-38.

Sea Turtle Artisans of São Tomé and Príncipe

Ferreira R (2015)

African Sea Turtle Newsletter. 3: 25–33.

Sea Turtle Snorkeling Survey at Príncipe Island, West Africa

Ferreira R, Prazeres I, Silva M, Leitão F, Bentes L, Borges T & Bolten A (2015)

35th International Sea Turtle Symposium, Dalaman, Turkey, 18-24 April.

Nesting Hawksbill Turtle Disorientation at a Beach Resort
on Príncipe Island, West Africa

Ferreira R & Martins H (2013)

Marine Turtle Newsletter. 136:7-9.

Do green turtles (Chelonia mydas) nesting in Principe Island,
West Africa, exhibit similar isotopic niches?

Ferreira R, Ceia F, Ramos J, Borges T & Bolten A (2013)

33rd Sea Turtle Symposium, USA 2-8 February 2013.

First histological and virological report of fibropapilloma associated with herpes virus in Chelonia mydas at Príncipe Island, West Africa

Duarte A, Faísca P, Loureiro N, Rosado R, Gil S, Pereira N & Tavares L (2012)

Archives of Virology. 157 (6): 1155–1159

Sea Turtle Nesting in Príncipe Island, West Africa

Ferreira R, Bolten A, Prazeres O & Martins H (2012)

32nd International Sea Turtle Symposium, Oaxaca, México, 11-17 May 2012.

Praia Grande of Príncipe Island (Gulf of Guinea): an important nesting
beach for the green turtle Chelonia mydas

Loureiro N, Carvalho H & Rodrigues Z (2011)

ARQUIPELAGO - Life and Marine Sciences 28: 89–95.

Príncipe island hawksbills: Genetic isolation of an eastern Atlantic stock

Monzón-Argüello C et al. (2011)

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407(2):345-354

Evidence from genetic and Lagrangian drifter data for transatlantic transport
of small juvenile green turtles

Monzón-Argüello C, López‐Jurado LF, Rico C, Marco A, López P, Hays GC & Lee PL (2010)

Journal of Biogeography, 37(9): 1752-1766.

Towards a National Ocean Policy in São Tomé and Príncipe

Alegre MC (2009)

Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. Office of Legal Affairs. United Nations 64 pp.

Presence of fibropapillomatosis in green turtles Chelonia mydas at
Príncipe Island in the Gulf of Guinea.

Loureiro, N & Damião M (2009)

ARQUIPELAGO - Life and Marine Sciences 26: 79-83.

Mitochondrial DNA diversity and phylogeography of endangered
green turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations in Africa.

Formia A, Godley BJ, Dontaine JF & Bruford MW (2006)

Conservation Genetics 7(3): 353-369.

Distribution of juvenile leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea sightings

Eckert SA (2002)

Marine Ecology Progress Series. 230, 289-293.

Diversity and status of sea turtle species in the Gulf of Guinea islands

Castroviejo J, Juste J, Pérez JDV, Castelo R & Gil R (1994)

Biodiversity & Conservation. 3(9) 828-836.

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