Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Watch Out – There’s A Turtle About!

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It’s that time of year that we are again reminded to be respectful of nature’s habitat (our beaches) and recall that it’s not only we humans who use them….

We’re in the main part of the year for “turtle arrival” so please remember to remove all of your rubbish after every trip. Plastic bags, lumps of wire and other bits and bobs can all be harmful and even kill the Loggerhead and Green Marine turtles that frequent the Cyprus beaches.

Episkopi TurtleWatch work extremely hard in keeping our beaches as trouble free and safe as possible. Below are the beaches they cover in the Episkopi area of Cyprus.

“Episkopi Turtlewatch is an entirely voluntary organization which everybody is welcome to join. We help to conserve loggerhead and green marine turtles on the beaches between Limassol and Paphos on the south coast of Cyprus. Both species are classified as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (ICUN) and both nest on beaches in the Episkopi area.”

If you would like to know more about how you can help, whether it’s just by being more vigilant when visiting the beach or, if you think you could offer your services then visit the Episkopi Turtlewatch website now.

Loggerhead turtle hatchlings

Click here for more turtle photographs.

Video below from Lara Turtle Reserve (Akamas peninsula, Paphos region)


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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