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Episkopi Turtlewatch - Halt the killing of turtles

5,683 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
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 12, 2017
    Apr 12, 2017
    These wonderful creatures must be protected.
  • Nata Liia
    Nata Liia Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk
    Mar 09, 2017
    Mar 09, 2017
    Turtles is a miracle of nature!
    Let's save this miracle!
  • Damaris Schönfeld
    Nov 30, 2016
    Nov 30, 2016
    As I have already worked in a sea turtle protection project in Greece, I know how important it is to save the last remaining turtles in the mediterranen sea. They play an important role in the ecosystem of the sea.... it is your and our Job to protect this endangered specie before it is too late. Then they will never come back again.
  • Aleksandrina Savova
    Oct 09, 2016
    Oct 09, 2016
    I love Sea turtles and would like if lucky enough one day to observe their hatching and releasing to water!
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    Helene Beck Denmark
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    Zeina Farhat Cyprus
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    Evija Cyprus
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    Kaarina Moilanen Finland
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    Damaris Schönfeld Thailand
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    Aleksandrina Savova Cyprus
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    Marilena Ganea United Kingdom
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    Gemma Goodbourn Cyprus
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    Stefan Escreet Cyprus
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    John Sanderson Cyprus
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    Kristi Mihail Cyprus
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    Melanie Canada
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    Susan Butcher Cyprus
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