India would play host for the first time to an international turtle conference. The 30th annual turtle symposium – “The World of Turtles” is coming to Goa in 2010 and it is for the first time that the symposium is coming to the South Asian region. The conference would be held from April 27-29.
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. Based on previous annual symposia of the ISTS, the organisors are expecting up to 700 participants, from as many as 50 countries across the world. The ISTS annual symposium is truly unique, drawing an enormous number and diversity of people interested in these intriguing animals and their habitats.
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