Working Groups



The SSN Sea Turtle Working Group consists of organizations and sea turtle experts from around the world that work on monitoring trade, conservation, research, national and international policy to ensure that the seven species of sea turtles, all currently listed on Appendix I of CITES, are protected from the harmful effects of commercial trade in their parts or products. The group works closely with Parties, intergovernmental organizations, regional and international agreements with mandates to protect marine turtles, as well as many kinds of non governmental organizations, to achieve its goals. Since its conception the group has successfully worked to maintain the protection for hawksbills and green sea turtles within CITES.

Ms. Alejandra Goyenechea, Defenders of Wildlife,
1130 17th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4604 USA
Tel: +1-202-772-3268
Fax. +1-202-682-1131

Ms. Rebecca Regnery, Humane Society International
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA
Tel: +1-301-258-3105
Fax. +1-301-258-3077

2002-SSN CoP12 Factsheet on the Hawksbill Sea Turtle

2002-SSN CoP12 Factsheet on Green Sea Turtle Breeding Facility Registration

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