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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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08.09.2020 Hatching season in Lebanon

Hatching season in Lebanon

The nests are hatching in Lebanon and thousands of hatchlings are heading into the sea.

While this is the perfect occassion for awareness raising ...

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02.09.2020 Video Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Medite...

Video Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Medite...

French is the second most popular language in the framework of the project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region”.

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01.09.2020 Life MEDTURTLES Meeting in Turkey: An umbrella mee...

Life MEDTURTLES Meeting in Turkey: An umbrella mee...

 A comprehensive meeting on the conservation of sea turtles in the Eastern Mediterranean took place during the last week of August in Dalyan, ...

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21.08.2020

Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Sea

The recent publication from IUCN- Med  on the Mediterranean Marine Turtles is a comprehensive overview of the latest information available on nesting beach sites,  foraging and overwintering grounds, as well as the current situation in protected areas.

Report funded by Mava Foundation through the action plans “Reconciling fisheries and biodiversity” and “Protecting sea turtle nesting sites”

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