European Natura 2000 day – TartaLife

LIFE12 NAT/IT/000937
  • Start date: 21/05/2017
  • End date: 21/05/2017

TartaLife project, financed by the European Commission through the Life + financial instrument and coordinated by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National Research Council of Ancona (CNR-ISMAR), will host the European Natura 2000 day with a series of events open to the entire population, which will explain the issues related to marine turtles, the project activities and the benefits achieved through the efforts of the European Union through the LIFE program.

In more detail, the European Natura 2000 day will involve a series of meetings and activities with tourists, together with the release of marine turtles rescued during winter at the TartaLife rescue centers.

The activities will be carried out at: AMP (Marine Protected Area) Isole Egadi (Favignana), Fondazione Cetacea Marine Turtle Rescue Center (Riccione), Marine Turtle Rescue Center Legambiente (Manfredonia), Marine Animals Rescue Center PN (National Park) Asinara

TartaLife project aims at reducing sea turtle mortality by reducing bycatches caused by pelagic longline, bottom trawl and fixed nets disseminating circle hooks and TEDs (Turtle Excluder Devices) and testing UV lamps as deterrent for Sea Turtles and a new type of pot. The second goal is to reduce post-capture mortality, by training fishermen and strengthening the Marine turtles First Aid/Rescue Centres.