Episkopi Turtlewatch - Halt the killing of turtles

Linda Stokes
Linda Stokes 130 Comments
5,690 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
  • Alan Seller
    Alan Seller Singapore, Singapore
    Sep 05, 2017
    Sep 05, 2017
    Keep up the good work.
    Can anything be done to help the poor turtle returning to Paphos beside the harbour every night.
  • Christine janssen
    Christine janssen Cyprus, Nicosia
    Sep 03, 2017
    Sep 03, 2017
    People who kill turtles are sick!!
    They are soo beatiful amd special.cant imagine killing a poor turtle really..makes me sad
  • I W Tindle
    I W Tindle Spain, Loja
    Jul 28, 2017
    Jul 28, 2017
    Good luck
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 12, 2017
    Apr 12, 2017
    These wonderful creatures must be protected.
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  • 1 month ago
    Alan Seller Singapore
    1 month ago
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    Tamara hettfleisch Netherlands
    1 month ago
  • 2 months ago
    Christine janssen Cyprus
    2 months ago
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    Gabriella Muraközy Cyprus
    2 months ago
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    Bernadette Darbey United Kingdom
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    Alex Heracleous-Walker Cyprus
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    I W Tindle Spain
    3 months ago
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    Helene Beck Denmark
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    Zeina Farhat Cyprus
    6 months ago
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    Evija Cyprus
    7 months ago
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    Kaarina Moilanen Finland
    10 months ago
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    Damaris Schönfeld Thailand
    11 months ago
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    Aleksandrina Savova Cyprus
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    Gabi Nobre Cyprus
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    Marilena Ganea United Kingdom
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