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Episkopi Turtlewatch - Halt the killing of turtles

5,661 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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
  • Lyn
    Lyn United Kingdom, London
    May 18, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    Turtles have a right to live on Earth. Please protect them.
  • Jane Resde
    Jane Resde United Kingdom, Woodstock
    May 11, 2016
    May 11, 2016
    Please, please stop killing the turtles
  • David Wright
    David Wright United Kingdom, Rotherham
    May 05, 2016
    May 05, 2016
    Without a healthy and thriving natural world, both land and marine, we as humans are putting at risk our own existence on earth as without a healthy biosphere we have no future
  • Nicole Loh
    Nicole Loh Singapore, Singapore
    Apr 22, 2016
    Apr 22, 2016
    Animal abuse should be treated seriously. Only people without compassion would do this thing to another being.

    Every countries/businesses in this world really need to start taking animal welfare seriously.
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  • 10 hours ago
    Andreas Kyriacou Rossi Cyprus
    10 hours ago
  • 4 days ago
    Kristi Cyprus
    4 days ago
  • 1 week ago
    Lyn United Kingdom
    1 week ago
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    Samantha Prowse United Kingdom
    1 week ago
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    Jane Resde United Kingdom
    2 weeks ago
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    David Wright United Kingdom
    3 weeks ago
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    Claire Ballis Hungary
    3 weeks ago
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    Lisiane Brazil
    1 month ago
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    Nicole Loh Singapore
    1 month ago
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    Adrian Shiva Trinidad and Tobago
    1 month ago
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    Tanya Williams Australia
    1 month ago
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    Adenir Mori da Cruz Brazil
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    mariko kasami Japan
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    Beatriz Kuhnert Brazil
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    elisio almeida Brazil
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