connect with us
Greece's latest tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Zakynthos Marine Park To Be Established

Plans for the creation of a marine park on Zakynthos island, which is home to the unique Caretta-caretta turtle species, have been formalized with the signing of a presidential decree. The legislation aims at protecting the endangered loggerhead turtle, which uses Mediterranean beaches as a nesting ground.

In 1994, the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Greek branch purchased 80 hectares of land on the island at the Sekania beach, which is considered one of the most important nesting grounds in the Mediterranean.

The decree is seen as a great reward for the efforts put in over several years by WWF Greece and other environmental organizations seeking to save the turtle from extinction in this part of the world.

Follow GTP Headlines on Google News to keep up to date with all the latest on tourism and travel in Greece.
About the Author
This is the team byline for GTP. The copyrights for these articles are owned by GTP. They may not be redistributed without the permission of the owner.

Add your comment