Peter Paul van Dijk


Dr. Peter Paul van Dijk is focused on the conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles, by facilitating and conducting natural history research, trade monitoring and analysis, and policy work, in partnership with like-minded individuals, organizations and institutions. With professional roots in tropical Asia, he has over time widened his scope and now works worldwide to identify and implement priority actions. Peter Paul works through a number of positions including his primary role as field conservation programs director at The Turtle Conservancy, co-chair of the IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, and affiliations with Conservation International and Global Wildlife Conservation.

Education

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology 1990 University College Galway
  • Ph.D. Zoology 1998 National University of Ireland at Galway

Publications

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2013a. Recent Changes in the Scientific Names of Turtles. Turtle Survival Magazine 2013: page 5.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2013b. Turtle Trade regulation Changes at the 16th CITES Conference of Parties. Turtle Survival Magazine 2013: page 5.

Mittermeier and van Dijk, 2012. Anders G. J. Rhodin – an Appreciation. Turtle Survival Magazine 2012: page xx

Struijk, Zwartepoorte & van Dijk 2012. Cuora galbinifrons – call for information. Turtle Survival Magazine 2012: page xx.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2005. Redlisting the World’s Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Abstract for presentation, Turtle Survival Alliance Meeting, San Diego, California, 22-24 July 2005.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2005. CITES and the Conservation of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Abstract for presentation, 5th World Congress of Herpetology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 19-24 June 2005.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2005. Die Dreistreifen-Scharnierschildkröte – ein Opfer des vermeintlichen Nutzens. [The Three-lined Box Turtle – a victim of perceived benefits]. Schildkröten im Fokus, Bergheim (DE), Vol. 2(1): 13-16.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2004. CITES Handelsregulierungen für Schildkröten – Hilfe oder Hindernis für den Artenschutz? [CITES trade regulations for turtles – help or hindrance to conservation?]. Schildkröten im Fokus, Bergheim (DE), Vol. 1(4): 19-28.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2004. CITES Trade Regulation of Asian Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles – Help or Hindrance to Conservation? Abstract for presentation, Turtle Survival Alliance Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August 2004.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2002. In the soup: the Asian turtle crisis. World Conservation, Volume 33 (3): 16.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 2002. The Asian Turtle Crisis. Pp. 134-135 in The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (T. Halliday & K. Adler, eds.). Andromeda Oxford Ltd., Abingdon, U.K.

Stuart, Bryan l., Dara An & Peter Paul van Dijk. 2002. A record of the leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea from Cambodia. Marine Turtle Newsletter, Issue 96: 22.

Craig Hoover and Peter Paul van Dijk. 2000. More protection needed for turtles in Asia. TRAFFIC Dispatches, No. 13 (February 2000): 1.

Tony Whitten, Jane Whitten, Peter Paul van Dijk, Jatna Supriatna, Russell A. Mittermeier, and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier. 1999. Sundaland. Pp 279–290 in Hotspots – Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions (Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, eds.). CEMEX & Conservation International, Mexico City. ISBN 968-6397-58-2.

Tony Whitten, Jane Whitten, Russell A. Mittermeier, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Jatna Supriatna and Peter Paul van Dijk. 1999. Wallacea. Pp 297-304 in Hotspots – Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions (Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, eds.). CEMEX & Conservation International, Mexico City. ISBN 968-6397-58-2.

Peter Paul van Dijk, Peter Ashton and Ma Jinshuang. 1999. Indo-Burma. Pp 319-334 in Hotspots – Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions (Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, eds.). CEMEX & Conservation International, Mexico City. ISBN 968-6397-58-2.

David E. Boufford and Peter Paul van Dijk. 1999. South-central China. Pp 339-350 in Hotspots – Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions (Russell A. Mittermeier, Norman Myers and Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, eds.). CEMEX & Conservation International, Mexico City. ISBN 968-6397-58-2.

Peter Paul van Dijk. 1999. Some thoughts on Reintroduction of Siamese Crocodiles to Thailand. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter, Vol. 18 (1): 7-8.

Paktrawimol Phienlumplert, Yongyuth Chanyarak, Kumthorn Thirakhupt and Peter Paul van Dijk. 1997. Possible management models for sustainable development of Bung Boraped wetland, Nakhon Sawan province, Thailand. Pages VII-109-VII-113 in: Proceedings – The third international symposium of Eternet-APR: Conservation of the hydrospheric environment. Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Peter Paul van Dijk and Kumthorn Thirakhupt. 1996. Southeast Asian Chitra – from distinction to extinction in 15 years ? Pages 62-63 in: Proceedings of the International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. SOPTOM, Gonfaron, France, 6-10 July 1995.

Kumthorn Thirakhupt and Peter Paul van Dijk. 1996. Turtle conservation and research in Thailand – some thoughts. Pages 64-65 in: Proceedings of the International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. SOPTOM, Gonfaron, France, 6-10 July 1995.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1994 “1993”. Book Review – The World of Turtles and Crocodiles, by Zai Whitaker and Rom Whitaker (crocodiles) and Indraneil Das (turtles). Hamadryad, Vol. 18: 55-56.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1994. Trouble for Sea Turtles. Wildlife Conservation, Vol. 97 (4): 12, July 1994

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1992. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: Symposium van de British Chelonia Group, Bristol, 2 Mei 1992. De Schildpad (Journal of the Dutch turtle & Tortoise Society) Vol. 18 (6) : 6-10, 1992.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1992 “1991”. Book Review : Colour guide to the Turtles and Tortoises of the Indian Subcontinent, by Indraneil Das. Hamadryad (Journal of the Madras Crocodile Bank), Vol. 16 (1,2) : 30-32.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1991. Boekbespreking: Colour guide to the Turtles and Tortoises of the Indian Subcontinent, door Indraneil Das. De Schildpad (Journal of the Dutch turtle & Tortoise Society) Vol. 17 (6) : 30-37, 1991

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1991. De arme boer en de rijstveldschildpad. (The peasant and the ricefield terrapin). De Schildpad (Journal of the Dutch turtle & Tortoise Society), Vol. 17 (4) : 20-21, 1991.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1991. Interim Report on the Turtles of Ong Thang Substation. Khao Nang Rum Annual Reseach Papers (Research Div, Royal Forest Dept., Bangkok), Vol. 4 : 32-35, 1992.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1991. Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle Chitra indica. Khao Nang Rum Annual Reseach Papers (Research Div, Royal Forest Dept., Bangkok), Vol. 4 : 36-39, 1992.

Kumthorn Thirakhupt and Peter Paul van Dijk, 1991. Interim Report on the Turtles of Huai Kha Khaeng and Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuaries. Khao Nang Rum Annual Reseach Papers (Research Div, Royal Forest Dept., Bangkok), Vol. 4 : 40-48, 1992.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1990. Hard-shelled Eggs may need special care during Incubation. Tortoises & Turtles (Newsletter IUCN/SSC Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group), no. 5: 16-17, 1990. Reprinted in Zoo’s Print (Zoo Outreach Organisation, India) Issue on Ectotherms, Vol. 6 (6) : 13-14, 1991.

Peter Paul van Dijk, 1988. Trionyx sinensis, de Chinese Weekschildpad (Trionyx sinensis, the Chinese Softshell Turtle). De Schildpad (journal of the Dutch turtle & Tortoise Society), Vol. 14 (5) : 4-16, 1988.

 

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