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Sos Marine Turtles: Legambiente launches the TARTALOVE campaign

At the start a symbolic adoption campaign to support the recovery centers and activities for the protection of the turtles that inhabit our seas and that nest along our coasts

About 200 thousand specimens are accidentally caught by fishermen every year; many die because of plastic and ingested waste, many others due to trauma caused by boat traffic. The nests on the beaches can be overwhelmed by tractors beach sweeps and the newborn ones, disturbed by lights and loud noises, can lose their orientation and do not reach the sea. The turtles need to be protected, they must be able to safely make the nests in the sand, they must be able to be treated properly in case of accident and put back into the sea. Symbolic adoption is a concrete gesture that helps to finance the living expenses of the recovery centers, the necessary medicines, the veterinary interventions and the monitoring of the nests.

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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