August 9 is TARTA-DAY!
Today 9 August is the day dedicated to the protection of sea turtles, organized by the TartaLife recovery centers
Today, August 9th, Tartaday is celebrated, the day dedicated to the protection of sea turtles and their habitat organized by partners and by the recovery and care centers for sea turtles of the EU TartaLife project, which have been working continuously for 5 years, 365 days a year, to contribute to the conservation of the sea turtle.
The Cetacea Foundation for August 9th will open the Riccione Center to the public with informative meetings, games with children using the Scopritarta, and on the evening of the 8th there will be an aperitif with music and a party for the Pesaro nursery. In Pesaro the day will be dedicated to environmental education and a conference at Parco San Bartolo. In Volano (Ferrara) the day will take place at the Sailing Club with a visit to the new center of Goro and a boat trip on the trail of the Caretta caretta.
Numerous appointments in Sicily. In the Egadi Islands the activities planned by the Marine Protected Area "Egadi Islands" and the Recovery Center for sea turtles will be: from 11 to 13 and from 17.30 to 19 the recovery center will be open to the public with meetings with operators to illustrate the activities carried out and learn about ecology and threats concerning sea turtles. At the beginning of the day a plaque will be affixed with the new name of the center, recognized with a provincial recovery center. At 7 pm there will be the "Tartabimbi" activity dedicated to children, with didactic and playful moments on the theme of sea turtles. During the day, if the weather conditions are favorable, a turtle will be released in the center. In the Aeolian Islands, in Stromboli, the operators of the Filicudi Wildlife Conservation together with tourists will guard a nest where a hatch is expected. Double appointment at the Pelagie: in Linosa, a presidium of the Tartalife project in the Pozzolana beach of Ponente where there are nests, while in Lampedusa at Guitgia beach at 4pm there is a "tartasafe" demonstration with the Harbor Office and FISA-Baby and delivery rescue kit. At 18.30 at the headquarters of the Marine Protected Area two longlines of the Tartalife project will be delivered to two fishermen of the island.
In Gallipoli, in the Salento Puglia, active info point for the whole day at the two nests (Green Bay area) and also in Puglia guided tours throughout the day also at the Turtle Recovery Center of Manfredonia.
At the Talamone Sea Turtle Recovery Center in Tuscany, it will be possible to visit the exhibition area starting at 4pm.
While at the Marine Turtle center of Pollica, in the Cilento area, it will be possible to take guided tours of the Sea Museum and discover the world of sea turtles.