San Pedro del Pinatar: A Leader in Sea Turtle Conservation

Fernando lopez miras, president of murcia

San Pedro del Pinatar: A Haven for Sea Turtles Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR has taken significant steps to protect the vulnerable loggerhead sea turtles in the region. Recent reports highlight the town’s commitment to environmental conservation through its involvement in the ‘Territorio Tortuga’ (Turtle Territory) project.

Rehabilitating Injured Sea Turtles at El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre

Several loggerhead sea turtles were found with limb injuries, thanks to concerned citizens who reported the cases. These injured turtles were subsequently rehabilitated at the El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre. The President of the Autonomous Community, Fernando López Miras, along with the Mayor of San Pedro del Pinatar, Ángela Gaona, the Minister of Environment, and the Deputy Director of the Biodiversity Foundation, have actively supported these efforts.

Fernando López Miras, along with the Mayor of San Pedro del Pinatar, Ángela Gaona.
Image: San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall

Working Together to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles

‘Territorio Tortuga’ is a project initiated by the Directorate General of Natural Environment to raise environmental awareness about the vulnerability of sea turtles and to educate the public on how to respond when encountering nesting attempts. San Pedro del Pinatar’s commitment to this project reflects its dedication to preserving the rich marine biodiversity and promoting responsible environmental stewardship.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!