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.
Click here for more turtle photographs.
Video below from Lara Turtle Reserve (Akamas peninsula, Paphos region)