Kaptan June Turtle Paradise

Dorothy Allett on behalf of Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation
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751 Signatures Goal: 1,000

The loggerhead turtle, as the symbol of Dalyan, has brought much prosperity to the area. However, this happy state is now under huge threat from their human counterparts due to intervention by them - namely the cry "Come and Feed the Turtles."

New legislation now in force in the republic of Turkey - The Animal Protection Law - sets out the basic principles concerning the protection of animals and their wellbeing. Clause 4(e) states - "The protection of endangered animal species and their natural habitat together with their natuural lifestyle is an essential fundamental."

The Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation has started a petition to show how much support there is to stop the practice of feeding the loggerhead turtles on the Turkish coast. Please add your name to this - the legislation is in place and we must encourage the relevant authority to take action to ensure it is enforced.

  • Deanne Dowers
    Deanne Dowers United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead
    Sep 20, 2017
    Sep 20, 2017
    Glad to be able to support Kaptan June
  • Sebastian Scott
    Sebastian Scott United Kingdom, Norwood
    Sep 19, 2017
    Sep 19, 2017
    They need help, and companies need to STOP advertising blue freshwater crab fishing which then takes their food off them
  • amanda brett
    amanda brett United Kingdom, Barnsley
    Sep 19, 2017
    Sep 19, 2017
    Injuries and trauma from boat propellers, which can slice through a turtle’s shell very easily. Other damage is caused by the force of the boat strike. A turtle’s shell is hard, but not as hard as a boat hull. These boat strikes can result in cuts and deformities. Sometimes when they get hit by the boat, it causes that turtle to float. .
  • Henk Balsters
    Henk Balsters Netherlands, Tilburg
    Sep 19, 2017
    Sep 19, 2017
    Turtles are not a touristic toy and the delta is not a touristic playground to entertain tourists.
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