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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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22.10.2021 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the Project

6th Steering Committee Meeting of the Project "Con...

The 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” successfully took place on the 19...

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30.09.2021 “Fighting” for Turtles! A Story of Conservatio...

“Fighting” for Turtles! A Story of Conservatio...

As the last sea turtle nests are about to hatch along the Mediterranean coastline, a tribute to those working on the beaches seems only fair. Hatchlin...

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26.07.2021 Awareness Raising Activities in Lebanon

Awareness Raising Activities in Lebanon

It’s hatching season! Sea turtle nests in the Mediterranean are hatching and baby turtles head towards the sea in the Lebanese coasts. Watching hat...

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16.06.2021

Marine Turtle Research and Conservation in Libya. A Contribution to...

On the occasion of the World Sea Turtle Day on June 16th ,the Libyan Ministry of Environment and UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC are pleased to release a new book entitled: Marine Turtle Research and Conservation in Libya: A contribution to safeguarding Mediterranean Biodiversity.

You may read and download the publication below.

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