MYSEA Torre Guaceto

The MYSEA specific objective is the creation of a “Puglia Marine Observatory” for the protection of Caretta Caretta turtles.

Duration
25 months from 20/12/2019 to 31/01/2022
Funded by
  • Consorzio di Gestione Torre Guaceto

Coordinating organization
  • Consorzio di Gestione Torre Guaceto

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

Protection of biodiversity

  • Decrease of the Impact of Fishing on Sea Turtles;
  • Decrease of the Post-release mortality;
  • Software development for the Identification of sub-areas most frequented by turtles.
  • Identification and protection of nesting areas;
  • Inform and raise awareness among local community and fishermen;
  • Education in sustainable behavior;
  • Promotion of project activities.

 

CMCC role
Leader of development and communication activities

Activities

  • Structural adjustment of Marine Turtles Rescue centers;
  • Purchase equipment;
  • Identification of Area of Interest via Satellite signal;
  • Tracking of beaching and nesting areas;
  • Production of informative and education material;
  • Information campaign.

 

Expected results
The aim of the project is to improve the protection of Caretta Caretta turtles that could be in risk of extinction.

Partners
Consorzio di Gestione Torre Guaceto

 

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