Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) (image) CNRS Share Print E-Mail Caption The population of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) illustrates an impressive successful conservation measure. After concrete protection and banning their trade that had decimated their population, the average number of green turtle clutches deposited annually at Ascension Island has increased sixfold between 1977 and 2013. (Photograph taken on Mooréa) Credit Thomas Vignaud/Te Mana O Te Moana/Centre for Island Research and Environmental Observatory (Perpignan)/CNRS Photo Library Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.