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Life Medturtles final monitoring visit in Rimini

On June 20th and 21st, we had the final monitoring visit of our project at the Rimini Yacht Club. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our achievements and progress. On June 21st, we concluded with a visit to the Fondazione Cetacea Rescue Center in...

Turtle season begins in the Spain

On the 10th of June, we had the first turtle visit our beaches, this time in Orihuela; although she did not lay eggs. This is an old acquaintance (Ana) whom we are monitoring via satellite with a transmitter placed by Eduardo J. Belda of UPV, as part of the...

Release of another tracked Sea Turtle in Tunisia

Another tracked sea turtle was released in Tunisia thanks to the FSS team. The turtle Amen ALLAH was released on 23 March 2023 from Kerkennah Island, equipped with a satellite tag. Many thanks to the fisherman Abdessalemn and the Association Kantara-Save Earth for...

Another sea turtle relesed and tracked by FSS in Tunisia

On the The female loggerhead sea turtle 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧 was released by the LIFE Medturtles team in cooperation with the AJEM Jlij Association for the Marine Environment جمعية جليج للبيئة البحرية , Iberostar Mehari Djerba, gdp guellala, after a satellite was attached to its...

The turtle ‘Rose’ monitored via satellite

The "Rose" turtle, a female loggerhead, was released on October 15, 2023, after receiving rehabilitation at the marine turtle first-aid center at the Sfax Faculty of Science. The turtle was fitted with a satellite tag, which allows us to monitor its movements and...

Mitigating the Impact of Sea Turtles Bycatch

One of the leading causes of sea turtle death in the Mediterranean Sea is sea turtle entanglement with fishing activity. The Life MedTurtles project in Tunisia has already begun to examine this occurrence and test several ways (such as using LED lights) to reduce...

Life Medturtle: Engaging Citizens in Marine Conservation

On the 3rd of April 2023, Life Medturtle was presented at Interreg Resistance online event "The involvement of citizens in the conservation of marine environment". During this event Fondazione Cetacea presented the citizen science activities and tools implemented...

Back to the sea!

A year ago we rescued these little turtles from the promenade of El Puig. Now, after a year of breeding in captivity in the “arca del mar” of the Oceanogràfic, they will return to the sea. We will be able to follow 5 of them thanks to the @lifemedturtles.project....

Finally, NEST!

Lots to post today. Finally, NEST! And with surprise, turtle nesting during the day! It has happened in Guardamar. We have tagged the turtle with a satellite transmitter, in collaboration with Eduardo Belda, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. And with the...

Nesting season is not over in Spain!

Nesting season is not over in Spain. Nest detected in Valencia province, thanks to the awareness campaign carried out by UVEG team and XALOC. The UVEG team went to the beach and rescued (with the great help of local police) a total of 13 hatchlings attracted by...

The awareness campaigns continue in Italy

The awareness campaigns continue in Italy, where other institutions that work with sea turtles (even outside the project area) are using the material created by the LIFE Euroturtles and LIFE Medturtles projects to raise awareness among the fishermen with whom they...

Ghost gears’ removal action in Tunisia! (see video)

As part of the Life Medturtles project, co-financed by the EU and coordinated by the Sfax Faculty of Sciences, a first action to eliminate ghost gears to conserve biodiversity, particularly sea turtles was made at Chebba 02/08/2021 [video width="1920" height="1080"...

Nesting Season in Valencia Region – Spain!

First emmergence in the Valencia Region (second in Spain). However, the turtle did not lay eggs here (maybe in another beach). The UVEG team is 24/7 but we did not received the call until two days after the emmergence. If you visit Spain and see this track or a...

Training course on installation and use of TED – Italy

On the 24th and 25th of June, Fondazione Cetacea and Università di Pisa, within the C4 action of the LIFE Medturtles project, made a theoretical and practical training course on installation, use of TED (turtle excluder device) and data collection for efficiency...

Schools lectures on sea turtles in Turkey!

PSCA continues awareness-raising activities as well as conducting field studies of the Life MedTurtles Project. Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 measures, PSCA delivered informative materials to the schools, where they orginized seminars via online...

The sea turtle “Sayda” was released in Tunisia!

On the occasion of the European Day of Nature 2000 and the International Day for Biological Diversity, the sea turtle Caretta caretta called "Sayda" was released after treatment and rehabilitation at the Center de First Aid from the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax....

A new campaign with fishermen of UVEG team

A new campaign of UVEG team, in collaboration with Juan Eymar, from the regional government (Generalitat Valenciana), to acknowledge participation in the project LIFE MEDTURTLES of fishermen from the North of Castellón province, Valencia region, Spain. Very...

Ten turtles went back to the sea!

Last Saturday, thanks to the precious support of Dive Planet Rimini, Fondazione Cetacea released seven sea turtles treated over the past months at their Rescue Centre. Three others had been released on Friday, also at Rimini coast. Thanks to Stefano Paganelli of...

Fishermen’s awareness campaigns continues in Turkey

PSCA-DEKAMER team continues their training with fishermen as part of the LIFE Medturtles project. In the training, the team gives information about sea turtles and explains how to save turtles that are caught by accident during fishing. Finally, the team invites...

The Second turtle arrived at Sfax first aid center!

In the frame of the Life Medturtles project: Arrival of the Second loggerhead turtle "MALEK" at the first aid center at the Sfax Faculty of Sciences. We are grateful to the fisherman who brought the turtle after its accidental capture in his net. We would like also...

Beginning of sea turtle’s nesting season 2021

Starting the 2021 public awareness campaign to increase the detection and protection of loggerhead sea turtle nests in the Spain's Mediterranean coast, in collaboration with the local government of the Valencia region and NGO...

Awareness campaign with fishermen in Tunisia!

Awareness campaign and distribution of T-shirts, posters, and fisher kits to fishermen and menders at the port of Chebba in the frame of the Life MedTurtles project funded by the European Union and coordinated in Tunisia by the Sfax Faculty of Sciences.  ...

First in-person meeting with fishermen in Tunisia!

The FSS first organized meeting with the fishermen of Chebba on 04/04/2021. A meeting with fruitful discussions and a lot of optimism and encouragement for the implementation of project actions. The team warmly thank all the fishermen who were present, the dean of...

Fondazione Cetacea fishermen interview campaign!

In early June 2020 Fondazione Cetacea, partner of the Life Medturtles project started its interview campaign for the collections of important data on the current panorama of the sea turtle population in the Adriatic Sea with fishermen operating in 9 target ports,...

PSCA continue the detection of ghost nets in Turkey!

Our project partner PSCA-DEKAMER is continuing discovery dives for detection #ghostnets in different coastal areas in Turkey. The team is also collecting abandoned longlines and marine litter in discovery dives. [video width="1270" height="720"...

Stranded of loggerhead sea turtles in Tunisia

The Life MedTurtles Tunisia team moved today to the beach of Sidi Hmed Absa to examine the stranding of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) and a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in order to take the necessary samples. The information was received from a...

Network of sea turtles in Tunisia

In order to foster the national stranding network of sea turtles in Tunisia, a technical meeting was held on November 26th 2020 between the main National Partners. The discussion focused on the next steps to be followed based on successful synergies between the...

Another two loggerhead turtles released!

On the morning of 26th November 2020, Fondazione Cetacea brought back into the sea two turtles, Giuseppe and Alessandra. The first one is a young Caretta caretta recovered on 20 August 2020 by ENPA Lagosanto, which form Delta Rescue association, together with...

eTurtle App presentation

Within the framework of the Life Medturtles project, it was made an online meeting with the partner associations of the "SeaTuMed" Program, to present and promote the "eTurtle" application developed by the Life Euroturtles project. Thank you to all who were present...

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