Summer 2020: more and more people reached by the awareness initiatives on Italian coasts

Since the beginning of 2020, 26 outreach and awareness activities have been held in Policoro (MT), Torre Ovo and Torre Colimena, Ginosa (TA), Scicli (RG), Siracusa and Ragusa – some of them were in presence while, from March, other were held online. During some of these initiatives, turtles rehabilitated by the Policoro rescue center were released, two of which with satellite tags.

The interest and the participation of local administrators was another remarkable result. The administrators are becoming increasingly aware of the role of marine turtles – their presence along the coast is an invaluable resource, and it is therefore important to adopt conservation measures for their protection.