2011 Campaign: Protection of Sea Turtles
Get involved with our latest campaign to raise funds to build a valuable Sea Turtle Rescue and Wildlife Information Centre on the Greek Island of Zakynthos. For thousands of years, generations of Loggerhead Turtles have returned year on year to the sandy beaches on the west side of Zakynthos to mate and make their nests. 90% of the loggerhead turtle nests in the Mediterranean are found here.
Today, the once idyllic island has been taken over by noisy clubs and excited tourists who simply don’t know that many of their activities are damaging the ancient breeding ground of the Loggerhead Turtles.
We have pledged to raise funds to make the Turtle Sanctuary an operational rescue centre for the many turtles injured in boat collisions and by fishing gear. Our commitment is long-term. We will help staff the new facility and help fund its work after opening. We have raised c. €150,000 already but need to quickly raise another €200,000 to get the centre opened.
Why not donate to this important cause during your visit?