13 Mediterranean countries, 10 direct partners and numerous local partners, support from local communities, volunteers, scientists, conservationists and MPA managers. This is in a short glance, the MAVA Funded project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” (2017-2022).
This five year project had as an ultimate goal:
→ “By 2022, at least 50% of the nests on monitored beaches produced successful hatchlings, indicating favourable nesting conditions.”
To achieve this goal the partnership worked on a multi-level, decentralised approach and particularly: field monitoring and protection of nests across the Mediterranean, satellite tracking of loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtles, sporadic nesting monitoring, lobbying policy makers and establishing new National Action Plans for the conservation of sea turtles, raising awareness on sea turtle conservation and engaging local communities and the young generation.
Read our compact evaluation report and find out how we protected Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean: