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Three marine turtle species occur in the Mediterranean Sea. The Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) nest here, while the huge Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is an occasional visitor, mainly in search for food.

These three species are included  in the List of Endangered and Threatened Species annexed to the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean.

In the IUCN RED List of Threatened Species, Green turtle is classified as globally “Endangered”, Loggerhead turtle as globally “Vulnerable” and Leatherback turtle as “Vulnerable”.  The Mediterranean sub-population of Loggerhead turtle is assessed as “Least Concern” (LC), but conservation dependent...

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23.11.2020 Kuriat islands – Monastir: The success story of ...

Kuriat islands – Monastir: The success story of ...

When the administration and civil society  work together for biodiversity conservation, amazing things can happen. Kuriat islands is the prima...

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06.11.2020 Learning more about male sea turtles in the Medite...

Learning more about male sea turtles in the Medite...

There are many mysteries of sea turtles and their life in the sea remaining to be solved. An example is male sea turtles which are less studied tha...

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19.10.2020 The story of Kenza turtle

The story of Kenza turtle

Here, the story of Kenza turtle that was saved thanks to the combined efforts of the citizens of Gabés,  the Association Sauvegarde des ...

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