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L Venizelos, K Papapavlou, MA Dunais and C Lagonika (2005)

A review and reappraisal of research in some previously unsurveyed Mediterranean marine turtle nesting sites, 1990-2001

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 135(2):271-277.

One of MEDASSET's main objectives has been the assessment of coastal areas on a pan-Mediterranean scale in a search for potential nesting sites of Caretta caretta (loggerhead turtle) and Chelonia mydas (green turtle), the only two marine turtle species known to reproduce in the Mediterranean. The specific characteristics of each coastal region were logged, as turtles cannot be successfully protected unless all their reproductive habitats are known. If any important turtle nesting sites were found, recommendations for implementation of protective measures were made to the States involved, followed by efforts towards the implementation of protective legislation and conservation measures. These surveys took place in Sardinia, Italy (1990 & 1991), the North Aegean (mainland and islands), Greece (1991), the western part of the Egyptian Mediterranean coast (1993), Syria (1991), Libya (1995 & 1998) and Lebanon (2001). This review sums up data resulting from these pioneering studies and re-evaluates it in the light of more recent information regarding marine turtle nesting and conservation in the Mediterranean.

marine turtles; Mediterranean; coastal assessment; conservation; nesting beach
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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