A meeting organised at the initiative of the Princely Government and the Oceanographic Institute
Raising awareness for the protection of turtles
On initiative from the Princely Government and the Oceanographic Institute, over forty users of the sea met up today at the Oceanographic Museum to attend and participate in an awareness meeting in favour of protecting sea turtles.
Backup from users of the sea
As the brand-new Monegasque Center for Marine Species Care (CMSEM) enters its operational phase, divers, yachtsmen, fishermen, habormasters and other regular users of the Monaco waters were present to learn best practices in the even of an encounter with a sea turtle.
After touring the treatment centre and its facilities, now ready to welcome its first patients, the participants learned about the rules for intervening and for handling turtles. Knowing when a sea turtle is in distress, using best practices when handling it and informing the specialised networks are all links in the chain of raising the alert.
Sea turtles - a source of concern
This mobilisation morning was also the opportunity to review the biology of sea turtles, the threats posed to their existence and the preventive measures carried out by stakeholders of the Principality – inspired by the observation programme led by ACCOBAMS, the ban on single-use plastic products imposed by the Princely Government and even the BeMed programme initiated by the Prince Albert II Foundation.
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