TCP Publications

Educational Materials

Turtles are my friends Poster turtle 5 species TCP-poster-corals School Painting Rekawa Sanctuary Sinhala Leaflet B Rekawa Sanctuary English Leaflet F Rekawa Sanctuary English Leaflet B Marine Tur. Eng.Leaf 1 , Marine Mammals Mangroves Poster KADOLANA SHAKA PRAJAWA Leaflet Habitats E book 2 E book 1

Turtles Night Watch F Turtles Night Watch B Sewing Rekawa Sanctuary Sinhala Leaflet F Rekawa Sanctuary Sinhala Leaflet B Coral with turtle CORAL REEF Leaflet B OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bak-Key Butterflies Poster 2 A4 size A4 size - back TCP-publications-01 Tur.ID Key 2

TCP Research Papers

Papers presented and published by TCP staff members in various symposiums and Journals:

Richardson, P and Kapurusinghe, T., 1996. “ Marine Turtle exploitation in Sri Lanka and TCP role in turtle conservation”. Proceedings of the International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, South Carolina, USA, 1995.

Kapurusinghe. T., 1996. “Community participation in sea turtle conservation, Rekawa, Sri Lanka”. International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, South Carolina, USA, 1995.

Kapurusinghe. T., 1997. “ Progress of the Community participation in sea turtle conservation, Rekawa, Sri Lanka”. International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, Florida, USA, 1996.

Richardson,P.  (1997).   Tortoiseshell Industry in Sri Lanka: A survey Report, 1996.  Lyriocephalus,3(1): 6-24

Richardson, P., 1998.  An update of the progress of the Turtle Conservation Project (TCP), Sri Lanka.  Testudo Vol. 4, No. 5, 64-70.

Kapurusinghe,T., 1998.  Destructive exploitation of natural resources and the decline of the nesting marine turtle population in Rekawa, Sri Lanka. 1993-1996.   Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians, Reptiles and their habitats in South Asia (Proceedings of the international Conference on the Biology and Conservation of the Amphibians and Reptiles of South Asia, Sri Lanka, August 1-5, 1996), 189 – 193.

Kapurusinghe. T., 1999. “Community participation in sea turtle conservation in Sri Lanka”. International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, Texas, USA, 1999.

Kapurusinghe,T.(2000).   Community Participation in Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka: a  Summery of Community-Based turtle Conservation Project’s (TCPs) Activities in Sri Lanka.     Kalb,H.J. and T.Wibbels, compilers.  Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.  U.S.Dept. Commerce. NOAA. Tech. Memo. NMFS-SEFSC-443, 57-58.

Kapurusinghe,T. (2000). Community Participation in Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka.  In Sea Turtles of the Indo-Pacific: Research, Management and Conservation.  Nicolas Pilcher and Ghazally Ismail Editors.  Proceedings of the Second ASEAN Symposium and Workshop on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Malaysia. 35-44.

Ekanayake, L. and Kapurusinghe,T (2000).  The nesting frequency of marine turtles on the Rekawa turtle Rookery in Southern Sri Lanka.  Abs. Report of the South and Southeast Asian Regional Session of the Global Bio diversity forum. : Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Kapurusinghe. T and Ekanayaka, L., 2000. “Nesting frequencies of marine turtles in Rekawa, Sri Lanka ”. International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, Florida, USA, 2000.

E.M.L.alith Ekanayake, K.B. Ranawana and T. Kapurusinghe., 2001.  Estimation of the average number of nests for green turtles on the Rekawa beach in Southern Sri Lanka.  Three year study from September 1996 to September 1999.  Proceedings of the twenty first annual symposium on marine turtle biology and conservation, Philadelphia, USA ( In Press).

Kapurusinghe. T and Saman, M., 2001. “Marine turtle by-catch in Sri Lanka”. International conference on Sea turtle biology and conservation, Philadelphia, USA, (In Press).

E.M.Lalith. Ekanayake and K.B.Ranawana.  2001.  Estimation of Sex Ratio of green turtle hatchlings at  Rekawa turtle rookery in Sri Lanka.  Abstracts of the Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, 3rd –9th  December 2001, Bentota, Sri Lanka., 28-29.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake, Thushan Kapurusinghe, M.M.Saman and M.G.C. Premakumara (2002).  Estimation of the number of leatherback  (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting at the Godavaya turtle rookery in Southern Sri Lanka during the nesting season in the year 2001.  Kachhapa, A newsletter for the Indian ocean on sea turtle conservation and management, Issue No: 6, 11-12.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake, K.B.Ranawana T. Kapurusinghe,M.G.C.Premakumara and M.M.Saman. 2002.  Marine Turtle Conservation In Rekawa Turtle Rookery In Southern Sri Lanka.  Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) Vol.30, 79-88.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake, K.B.Ranawana T. Kapurusinghe,M.G.C.Premakumara and        M.M.Saman. 2002.  Impact of Lunar Cycle on Nesting Behaviour of marine Turtles.   Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) Vol.30, 99-104.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake and K.B.Ranawana. 2003. Nest Site Fidelity of Green Turtles in the Rekawa Turtle Rookery in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the twenty third Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia. In Press.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake,K.B.Ranawana and T. Kapurusinghe 2003.  The average egg count, egg weight and diameter of the five species of turtles nesting on the Rekawa beach in southern Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the twenty third Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. In Press.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake, K.B.Ranawana,  T.Kapurusinghe, M.G.C. Premakumara And  M.M.Saman.  2003.  The Average Egg Incubation Period For The Five Species Of Turtles Nesting At Rekawa Turtle Rookery In Southern Sri Lanka. Abs. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol.8.148.

E.M.Lalith Ekanayake, K.B.Ranawana, T.Kapurusinghe, M.G.C. Premakumara And  M.M.Saman.  2003.  Community Participation For Work On Marine Turtle Research  In Sri Lanka. Abs. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. Vol.8.161.

Kapurusinghe. T and Ekanayaka, L., 2004. Present Status Of Marine Turtles And Their Conservation In Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the twenty fourth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Costa Rica. In Press.

Kapurusinghe. T and Ekanayaka, L., 2004.  Ecosystem Approach In Community Based Turtle Conservation In Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of the twenty fourth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Costa Rica. In Press.

E.M.Lalith. Ekanayake and K.B.Ranawana. 2004.  The average egg count for nesting sea turtles on Rekawa beach in Sri Lanka.  In THE HERPRTOLOGY OF SRI LANKA: CURRENT RESEARCH (Including the Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lankan papers and the Nilgala Expedition papers).  Lyriocephalus Special Issue. Vol.5, Nos. 1 &2: 32-34.   

TCP Reports

Richardson, P., 1996. Marine turtle hatcheries of Sri Lanka. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T., 1996. Participatory environmental education manual on mangroves – Rekawa, Sri Lanka. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T., 1996. Participatory environmental education manual on mammals – Rekawa, Sri Lanka. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T. and Ranger S., 1996. Participatory education manual on Rural Geography – Rekawa, Sri Lanka. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T and Hettige U., 1996. Participatory education manual on Reptiles – Rekawa, Sri Lanka. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T., 1996. Biodiversity report on Rekawa lagoon area. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinghe T., 1996. A Checklist of the fauna composition of Rekawa. Unpublished TCP report.

Kapurusinge, T. and Rohan Coorey, 2002.  Marine turtle by-catch in Sri Lanka. Survey report.  Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) publication.

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