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Nesting signals in Calabria!

This year the first signs of nesting of Caretta caretta on the Calabrian Ionian coast have already been seen, before usual. Will it be a lockdown effect?

An unmistakable trace that cross the beach from the shoreline has been spotted in Brancaleone (Reggio Emilia, Calabria, Italy). Usually these signs start appearing in June, but this year they arrived well in advance. Is there a correlation with the absence of marine traffic due to the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus? Possible. Meanwhile, volunteers and activists from the non-profit organization 'Caretta Calabria Conservation' have been warned, who for years have been "hunting" for nests in the whole area. When they find one, they fence it and report it to prevent distracted swimmers or managers of bathing establishments from ending up destroying it, months later they monitor hatching to help newborn babies reach the sea.

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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