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Zakynthos island, Greece
© Charikleia Minotou / WWF-Greece
How much is done to protect loggerhead turtles against their main threats? Read the stories of people who work to protect this beautiful species.
 

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Ecologically, I was born on Zakynthos

A story by Theodota Nantsou, Head of Policy, WWF-Greece.


In the 1990s, Zakynthos was the symbol of the all-for-profit tourism industry. For me, it was the birthplace of a new life, full of ecological adventures. Read more...
 
 
	© Michel Gunther / WWF
STPS/ARCHELON (Sea Turtle Protection Society of Grece) and WWF Information Centre on Laganas beach, Langanas Bay, Zákinthos, Greece.
© Michel Gunther / WWF

The loggerhead turtle: friend or foe?

Zakynthos island, in the Ionian Sea, is one of the most famous destinations for mass tourism in Europe.  At the same time it hosts the most important nesting grounds for the Caretta caretta, the loggerhead turtle in the Mediterranean Sea. 

More than twenty years after the creation of the National Park protecting the nesting beaches, we asked people about the relationship between loggerhead turtles and local developments. Friend or foe? Read more...
 
	© Michel Gunther / WWF
Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) swimming in open sea. Zákinthos, Lagana Bay, Greece.
© Michel Gunther / WWF