This 2014 video is about baby loggerhead turtles hatching on Kuriat island in Tunisia.
From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle conservation overcoming similar challenges
By Shaun Hurrell, Thu, 12/02/2015 – 16:40
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is funding three projects that are protecting Endangered loggerhead sea turtles
An uninhabited island with beautiful beaches might seem like a safe place for a rare species of turtle to nest, but Kuriat Island of Tunisia is swamped every summer by thousands of tourists. Even the fishermen who frequent the island to rest can be unaware that the island is very important for the loggerhead sea turtleCaretta caretta – the only place in Tunisia where this Endangered species buries its eggs in the sand. Sea turtle populations are devastated from bycatch in fishing nets so any hatchlings under the sand need all the help they can get…
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