Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Almería, Spain

The Junta de Andalucía (Government of Andalucía) and the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) collaborate in a program to restore beaches to enable loggerhead sea turtles to recover nesting locations.

Starting date: 2013

End date: Ongoing

The Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is a species indiginous to the eastern and western Atlantic Ocean as well as to the Mediterranean. However, its world population has diminished in the past years.

Therefore, the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid collaborates with a recovery and conservation program lead by the CSIC and the Governement of the Adalusian Region. Thanks to this partnership, many research initiatives seek to improve the loggerhead sea turtle reproduction and to prevent its extinction.

Additionally, other parks belonging to the Parques Reunidos group, such as Marineland (Antibes, France), also develop conservation programs to protect loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. This article from our blog goes over their achievements in 2020.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Almería, Spain

The Junta de Andalucía (Government of Andalucía) and the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC) collaborate in a program to restore beaches to enable loggerhead sea turtles to recover nesting locations.

Starting date: 2013

End date: Ongoing