Fundaçao Pró TAMAR
Rubens Guelli 134/ 307
CEP: 41815-135 Brazil
Tel: 55(71) 3676-1045, -1180
Fax: 55(71) 3676 1067
Location: Twenty-tree research stations exist between the states of Santa Catarina and Ceará, that control over 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) of coastline.
Species: Loggerhead, Green, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley
Objectives: The main objective of the TAMAR program is the protection of Brazil’s sea turtles. TAMAR meets its objectives creatively. In addition to research and monitoring programs, it develops pioneering conservation techniques and promotes the pursuit of non-predatory economic alternatives capable of improving man’s quality of life in local coastal communities. By creating jobs and promoting awareness, TAMAR has been successful in involving entire communities in its conservation efforts.
Contact Info: Projeto TAMAR
Rua Rubens Guelli,
134 sala 307, 41815-135
Tel: 55(71) 3676 1045/1113
Fax: (55 71) 3676 1067
For a complete roster of sea turtle publications from Brazil (without linked pdfs), please visit here
Marcovaldi, M. A., G. G. Lopez, L. S. Soares, A. J. B. Santos, C. Bellini, P. C. R. Barata, 2007. Fifteen Years of Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) Sea Turtle Nesting in Northern Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6: 223-228
Marcovaldi, M. A. and M. Chaloupka. 2007. Conservation status of the loggerhead sea turtle in Brazil: an encouraging outlook. Endangered Species Research 3: 133-143.
Marcovaldi, M. A., C. F. Vietas, and M. H. Godfrey. 1999. Nesting and conservation management of Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Northern Bahia, Brazil. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:301-307.
Marcovaldi, M. A., G. Sales, J. C. A. Thomé, A. C. C. Dias da Silva, B. M. G. Gallo, E. H. S. M. Lima, E. P. Lima, C. Bellini. Sea Turtles and Fishery Interactions in Brazil: Identifying and Mitigating Potential Conflicts. Marine Turtle Newsletter 112:4-8.
Marcovaldi, M. A., V. Patiri and J. C. Thome. 2005. Projeto Tamar-Ibama: Twenty-five Years Protecting Brazilian Sea Turtles Through a Community-Based Conservation Programme. Mast 4(1):39-42.
Sales, G., B.B. Giffoni and P.C.R. Barata 2008. Incidental catch of sea turtles by the Brazilian pelagic longline fishery. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88: 853-864
Silva, A.C.C. D., J. C. Castilhos, G.G. Lopez and P.C.R. Barata. Nesting biology and conservation of the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Brazil, 1991/1992 to 2002/2003. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87: 1047-1056
Thomé J.C.A., C. Baptistotte, L. M. P. Moreira., J.T. Scalfoni, A. P. Almeida, D.B. Rieth and P.C.R. Barata. 2007. Nesting biology and conservation of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, 1988–89 to 2003–04.Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6: 15–27.