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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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04.07.2022 MAVA Foundation Donors Fair in Tunisia

MAVA Foundation Donors Fair in Tunisia

Reconfirming a strong partnership With a dedicated booth at the MAVA Donors Fair held in Tunisia from 04 - 05 July, the project Conservation of Marin...

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04.07.2022 Photo Exhibition and Screenings at Technopolis Cit...

Photo Exhibition and Screenings at Technopolis Cit...

The photo exhibition created in the context of the project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region”, entitled “Humans and Tu...

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11.06.2022 “My Name is Blue” Documentary - Special Screen...

“My Name is Blue” Documentary - Special Screen...

After 1 year in the making, the documentary of the project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region”, created by Mind The Bump ...

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29.10.2021

Marine Turtles in MPAs - A Monitoring and Management Guide

This guide aims to provide extensive but not exhaustive advice on factors to consider for the conservation of marine turtles within specific marine protected area settings, which are tailored to address the themes of species and habitat management.

The core of this guide is a suite of Decision Trees that systematically and progressively deal with the assessment and management process that an MPA authority should consider in order to ensure that any turtles present are protected from harm and their critical habitats are preserved in a state as to sustain turtles at or above current population levels.

You may download and read the Guide in English and French below.

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