The Third Workshop on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) was held in Jacksonville, Florida, on 17–19 September 2004. The workshop was sponsored by the University of North Florida and the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust. Sixty-six individuals from academic, scientific, regulatory, and private institutions/organizations met to discuss recent research findings and conservation concerns related to this ecologically significant coastal wetland species. All 16 states within the range of the species were represented. Eighteen papers were presented in sessions on ecology, conservation concerns, environmental education, and status; 13 posters were presented in a separate session. Abstracts can be viewed at http://www.dtwg.org.

This conservation meeting built upon the accomplishments of 2 earlier workshops. The first workshop was held in August 1994 in response to reports of potential declines of diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in several locations within its range. That workshop...

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