Kaptan June Turtle Paradise

Dorothy Allett on behalf of Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation
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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.

  • Clare
    Clare United Kingdom, Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Jan 15, 2018
    Jan 15, 2018
    I fully support the conservation of these beautiful animals. I no longer do tour boats or trips which may interfere with their natural cycle
  • Sheila Bedford
    Sheila Bedford United Kingdom, Bristol
    Dec 23, 2017
    Dec 23, 2017
    These are beautiful wild creatures who need leaving alone to live and breed in total freedom. They are definitely not a tourist attraction to be lured away from their usual habitat by poor quality food by unscrupulous individuals.
  • marga ouwehand
    marga ouwehand Netherlands, Amsterdam
    Dec 23, 2017
    Dec 23, 2017
    amsterdam netherlands
  • Derek Hoit
    Derek Hoit United Kingdom, Gosport
    Dec 21, 2017
    Dec 21, 2017
    Feeding the Loggerhead Turtles is bad practice and discourages natural feeding. They are salt water sea creatures but this year I saw them in the freshwater river near the town. The practice of feeding the Nile Turtles by restauranteurs should also
    be stopped.
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