The project works with local environmental authorities and fishermen in order to mitigate and reverse population reduction of sea turtles.
The Island of Kefalonia, off the west coast of Greece, is an important breeding area for the loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. The project’s primary objective is to protect the sea turtles and their habitats through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans and raising public awareness of the need to conserve these resilient creatures.
Volunteers will help to protect sea turtle nests against predation and inundation by sea water from incoming tides. This activity ensures that as many hatchlings survive as possible and add to global population numbers.
- Hands on work and training to help monitor and relocate vulnerable sea turtle hatchlings
- Experience Greek culture and architecture first hand
- Helping to protect Greece’s sea turtles
- Gather valuable population data of the vulnerable sea turtles
- Observe and tag nesting females