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lat. Caretta Caretta
Caretta caretta has a worldwide distribution and it is most common sea turtle in the MediterraneanRead more
lat. Chelonia Mydas
Chelonia mydas is frequenting mainly tropical and subtropical seas. A relativelly small population inhabits the MediterraneanRead more
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The project aims to extend the current marine areas included in the Natura 2000 network by including additional areas which are highly frequented by sea turtles.More about
The project will increase the capacity of the current rescue networks to successfully rescue and release sea turtles found injured or ill.More about
The project will improve (i) the capacity to detect nests in need of specific protection in areas at risk of predationMore about
The project will tackle the problem of sea turtle by-catch through four multiple and synergic actions.More about
Correct recovery and release of by-caught animals can greatly increase their survival.More about
Green Turtle entangled in a fishing net and strangled to death.
Our daily activities causes harm to the environment in general and to sea turtles in particular. Use natural materials and recycle - Discarded plastic and in particular plastic bags present great danger to sea turtles. When floating in the sea plastic bags look much like gelatinous organisms so se turtles can accidentally ingest them. When visiting sandy beaches inform yourself if there are se turtles nests there. Driving on sandy beaches can cause nest destruction. Garbage can cause harm to young turtles. Speed boats can cause physical injuries to basking sea turtles. Reduce your speed when you are in areas of greater sea turtles abundance. Use our ScienCitizen app for mobile phones and report your observations! Your reports will greatly improve our knowledge of sea turtles distribution and help us identify importanmt areas.More about