Plastic Busters MPAs and COMMON projects team up to monitor the impacts of marine litter in sea turtles

February 10, 2020
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The partners of the Interreg Med Project Plastic Busters MPAs and the ENI-CBC Med COMMON have strengthened their collaboration at the occasion of a training on marine endangered species, organized by the University of Siena and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center of Legambiente in Manfredonia (Italy).

This event follows up on the “Joint Plastic Busters workshop on creating synergies for consolidating the fight against marine litter in the Mediterranean Region” held in Barcelona on the 14th of November 2019.

The training aimed at transferring the methodology of monitoring the presence and the impacts of marine litter in sea turtle samples.

It was a great occasion for the team, for students and for the press to witness the release of two loggerhead sea turtles, one of the marine species most threatened by plastic pollution, which were safely returned to their natural habitat after two weeks of treatment at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre of Legambiente (CTRM), in Manfredonia (Italy).

PlasticBusters MPAs is an Interreg Med funded project aiming to contribute to maintaining biodiversity and preserving natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal protected areas by consolidating Mediterranean efforts to address marine litter.


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  • Lebanon
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