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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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08.11.2022 Marine Turtles: Ambassadors of the Mediterranean

Marine Turtles: Ambassadors of the Mediterranean

On the occasion of the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles hosted in the city of Tetouan, Morocco, from October 18 – 21 2022, the need fo...

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25.10.2022 My Name is Blue Trailer: A Milestone Documentary a...

My Name is Blue Trailer: A Milestone Documentary a...

This documentary was filmed in four Mediterranean countries, with the support of nine environmental organizations (United Nations (SPA/RAC), DEKA...

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12.10.2022 MEDMARINETURTLES POD_BEING PASSIONATE ABOUT THE EN...

MEDMARINETURTLES POD_BEING PASSIONATE ABOUT THE EN...

The new episode of the MEDMARINETURTLES POD is on air.  The story of MAVA foundation. A legendary foundation that changed the landscape of envir...

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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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