Environmentalists issue Caretta caretta warning

A group of 11 environmental groups including WWF Greece have written a joint letter to the Environment Ministry warning that a key breeding ground of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) – the Gulf of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese – is under threat.

The conservationists complain that authorities have taken no measures to protect the area despite Greece having been indicted by the European Court of Justice for failing to safeguard the protected species.

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