Marine turtles and climate change: the ACT project

Welcome to the ACT site! The Adaptation to Climate change for marine Turtles (ACT) project is examining how coastal ecosystems and marine turtles are affected by climate change and the best ways to reduce their vulnerability to changing environmental conditions. Here you will find information about our work, as well as resources and news.



About ACT

Learn more about how climate change is affecting marine turtles and coastal ecosystems.


The Adaptation to Climate Change Toolkit for coasts.



Latest publications on marine turtles and climate change.

Monitoring FAQs

Find out about how to monitor the impacts of climate change.


Resources to help you incorporate climate adaptation into your work.

Building Capacity

Learn more about capacity-building workshops, webinars and access materials to assist you with holding your own capacity-building workshop.


New Publication: Pike, David A. (2013) Forecasting range expansion into ecological traps: climate-mediated shifts in sea turtle nesting beaches and human development. Global Change Biology. Volume 19, Issue 10, Pages 3082-3092

New Publication: Mycoo, Michelle A. (2013) Coastal management, climate change adaptation and sustainability in small coastal communities: leatherback turtles and beach loss. Sustainability Science. Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 441-453

New Publication: Pike, David A. (2013) Climate influences the global distribution of sea turtle nesting. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22 (2013), pages 555-566

Conference Announcement: 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation - New Orleans, Louisiana
(10-17 April 2014)

New Publication: Fuentes, MMPB, DA Pike, A Dimatteo & BP Wallace (2013) Resilience of marine turtle regional management units to climate change. Global Change Biology Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 1399–1406
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The ACT project is funded by the MacArthur Foundation, with additional support from FEMCIDI/OAS and WHMSI.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Marianne Fish
Marine and Coastal Adaptation Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

Seth Sykora-Bodie
Adaptation to Climate Change for Marine Turtles Program (ACT)
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