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” Easily read... Enjoy ! read more

Development of a Pan-Mediterranean Sea Turtle Stranding Protocol & Database

The Mediterranean Sea is a biodiversity hotspot of high importance worldwide and hosts significant sea turtle populations across its range for mating, nesting, as well as for feeding and wintering of adult, sub-adult and juvenile individuals. As the largest semi-closed basin on our planet surrounded by 23 countries with a total coastline length of 46.000 km, consequently sea turtle strandings occur every day across the Mediterranean, either alive, injured or dead. It is important that these incidents are managed and… read more

Monitoring Albanian beaches for marine turtle nesting suitability Technical Report 2019 Executive Summary

Albania’s coastline spans across two regional seas within the Mediterranean, the Adriatic (north) and the Ionian Sea (south). Sea turtles were first documented present in Albanian waters in 1960 and monitoring of the local population has since concentrated within the marine environment. Previous research has determined important areas for over-wintering and development grounds for the species Caretta caretta and recorded the presence of green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Information of nesting activity across Albania has been collected since 2002 by the… read more

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