Formentera joins push to save sea turtles

cartell 2021 tortuga CAAs the planet celebrates World Sea Turtle Day, the Formentera Department of Environment is pleased to add its name to “Tortuges en el Mediterrani” (Tortoises in the Mediterranean), a campaign by the València Oceanogràfic that will see informational material go up in Consell de Formentera display cases and assorted locations across the island.

Environment chief Antonio J. Sanz explained that campaigners across much of Spain’s eastern coast have set out to teach tourists and residents about the importance of caring for the turtle known by scientists as Caretta caretta. He tied local government’s renewed support for “Turtles in the Mediterranean” by pointing up the loggerhead’s “essential role in the marine ecosystem”.

More than 55 municipalities in València, Murcia and the Balearic Islands have also publicised the initiative.

16 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera