Eladio Fernandez-Galiano
Eladio Fernandez-Galiano

Tourism threat to Europe’s turtles

Mass tourism, pollution and the destruction of breeding environments in the Mediterranean region threaten the existence of Europe’s marine turtles, according to Bern Convention expert Eladio Fernandez-Galiano.

Ahead of today’s annual meeting of the contracting parties to the convention, he expands on the dangers facing sea turtles and the importance of government action to the survival of the species.

Interview: 5 minutes with …Eladio Fernandez-Galiano

The threat to Europe”s marine turtles (mp3)

Information: Bern Convention Group of Experts on Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles (Marine turtles)

Report: Protecting sea turtles in Turkey

Podcast: ‘Emerald Network’ meeting of biodiversity experts

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