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Episkopi Turtlewatch - Halt the killing of turtles

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Green and Loggerhead turtles nest on Episkopi area beaches in the British Sovereign Base Area of Cyprus ("SBA"). Both are endangered species. Recent estimates suggest that only 600 adult female Green turtles and 6000 adult female Loggerhead turtles remain in the Mediterranean. In 2008 twenty one dead turtles were found on Episkopi beaches. So far in 2009 twenty five turtle bodies have been found. More than half of the dead were Green turtles. Most died as a consequence of fishing activity. In the Republic of Cyprus special protection is given to the coastal waters adjacent to nesting beaches. The SBA waters adjacent to nesting beaches are given no such protection. The Chief Administrator of the SBA does have the power to grant protection in order to safeguard marine life and has been formally requested to use this power on several occasions. On each occasion he has declined our request. Please show him that you care about this issue to by signing this petition. Thank you. We call upon the Sovereign Base Area Administration authorities (Cyprus) to take immediate effective action to halt the illegal killing of marine turtles in Sovereign Base Area waters.

Sponsor

Episkopi Turtlewatch is a group of volunteers committed to the conservation of Loggerhead and Green turtles that mate and nest in the Episkopi area of Cyprus.

Links

http:www.episkopiturtlewatch.com
  • Georgios Karagiannidis
    Georgios Karagiannidis Greece, Athens
    Feb 05, 2016
    Feb 05, 2016
    Stop this cruelty!
  • Nick Robertson
    Nick Robertson United Kingdom, Gloucester
    Jan 29, 2016
    Jan 29, 2016
    Please help resolve this issue and save these fascinating creatures.
  • Ashley Towle
    Ashley Towle United Kingdom, London
    Jan 04, 2016
    Jan 04, 2016
    how can you sit back and let this happen as a someone in a position of responsibility. The absolute minimum you should be doing is protect these creatures
  • Jennie Huebner
    Jennie Huebner United States, Austin
    Nov 25, 2015
    Nov 25, 2015
    Let's watch out for these beautiful creatures! Insure their safety before it's too late!
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