Sub Regional Training on Marine Turtle Rescue

Sub Regional Training on Marine Turtle Rescue
Clinic and treatments, buoyancy, special cases session (Dr Antonio Di Bello)

With the aim to reinforce sea turtles stranding monitoring, UNEP/MAP-SPA/RAC organised a sub-regional training on marine turtle rescue and networking at the Lampedusa Turtle Rescue Centre from 15 to 19 November 2021, as part of the Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region project, funded by MAVA Foundation.

This regional training included lectures and practical sessions on onboard first aid, sampling techniques, turtle rescue surgery, clinical treatments and necropsy.

Marine turtle specialists and veterinarians from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Lebanon benefited from the workshops by Prof. Antonio Di Bello (Bari University, Italy), Prof Paolo Casale (Pisa University, Italy), Erica Marchiori (Padova University, Italy), Mariluz Parga (SUBMON, Spain) and Dr Jribi Imed (Sfax University, Tunisia).

The event was organized in close collaboration with Ms Daniela Freggi (Lampedusa Rescue Center, Italy).



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