Weʼre raising £500 to help Charlotte protect sea turtles in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, Greece
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The Bay of Laganas, in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (Zante) in Greece, supports the largest breeding population of the loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. An average of 1200 nests are laid every year over 6 beaches. However, loggerhead sea turtles are a 'vulnerable' species with a declining global population - see the IUCN red list of endangered species.
On the 12th May I shall be heading over to Zakynthos to spend 7 weeks monitoring, protecting and raising awareness of the nesting sea turtles by volunteering with ARCHELON. The sea turtle protection and conservation society of Greece. Sea turtle nesting beaches are in direct conflict with housing and tourist developments, marine recreation and fishing, beach furniture, infrastructure and waste management. I shall be engaged in locating and protecting nests, relocating threatened nests, tagging female turtles, monitoring the beaches and surrounding area for threats to turtle conservation, taking part in fundraising activities, patrolling beaches informing beach users about the nests, running information stations and giving presentations about the turtles. Collection of data on the annual nesting numbers and protection of nests is vitally important to determine the future success of loggerhead turtle populations in the Mediterranean.
The money I raise will help me participate in the protection and conservation project, which strongly relies on the help of volunteers to operate. The project requires a fee of 420 euros not including flights, living expenses and equipment. If you would like to support me and put money towards my trip the sea turtles and I would be very appreciative.
If for any reason I am unable to go the money raised by this page will go directly to the sea turtle charity.
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Apr 22, 2019
Apr 8, 2019
Good luck with your adventure!
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Apr 1, 2019
Good luck, it will be a wonderful experience. Leigh and Garreth
Apr 1, 2019
Call that work?!? Come save the Turtles here in Abu Dhabi and stay with us....... seriously, have a fab time... amazing opportunity and lucky Turtles 🐢. Go for it.Best of luckAuntie Lucy and Co.xx
Mar 29, 2019
Sounds really interesting. Have a wonderful time Granny and Grandpa
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