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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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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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05.10.2020 Press Release: Officials and experts meet to discu...

Press Release: Officials and experts meet to discu...

2 October 2020

An online meeting was held on 1 October 2020 within the framework of the research project “Expl...

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28.09.2020 Artistic Exhibition in Hammamet, Tunisia

Artistic Exhibition in Hammamet, Tunisia

A picture is 1.000 words!  A painting is even more!

 The Association d'Education Relative à l'Environnement de Hammamet organise...

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