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Hospital for sea turtles in Florio establishement (Favignana, TP)

In addition to the rescue center, the PMA Egadi Islands will set up a classroom for environmental education activities.

Last January a contract was signed between the Municipality of Favignana, as the managing body of the "Aegadian Islands" Protected Marine Area and the Regional Center of Trapani and Marsala for cultural sites, on behalf of the Regional Department BB.CC and IS, for the assignment of some premises inside the former Florio Plant of the Tignare di Favignana and Formica, to be allocated to the new Marine Turtle Recovery Center of the PMA.
The room received in assignment will be used by the PMA to set up a marine turtle enclosure and a classroom for environmental education activities, as part of the process of strengthening the First Aid Center for Sea Turtles in function already from 2015, with the support of Legambiente and WWF Italia, while the current structure at Palazzo Florio will be dedicated to the veterinary care of the specimens. The strengthening of the Center is possible thanks to the funding linked to the LIFE + Tartalife project (LIFE12 NAT / IT / 000937), leading the ISMAR-CNR of Ancona, and the sponsorship of the Bolton Alimentari spa group, holder of the Rio Mare brand.

In attachment press release and the newspaper article published in Giornale di Sicilia.

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TartaLife coordinated by

  • ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine - CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca

partner TartaLife

  • Area marina protetta - Isole Egadi
  • Area marina protetta - Isole Pelagie
  • Fondazione Cetacea Onlus
  • Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
  • Consorzio Unimar
  • Legambiente
  • Provincia Regionale Agrigento

co-financing TartaLife poject

  • Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali
  • Regione Marche

contribution of

  • Life
  • Rete Natura 2000


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