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Egypt: New report on sea turtle mortality reveals urgent need for protection of Bardawil wetland

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ANNOUNCEMENT
20 December 2013

EGYPT: NEW REPORT ON SEA TURTLE MORTALITY REVEALS URGENT NEED FOR PROTECTION OF BARDAWIL WETLAND

Bardawil lagoon in North Sinai, Egypt, is a unique Mediterranean semi-enclosed coastal water body that is listed among the Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance.  Its eastern section – the Zaranik Protected Area – was afforded national protection in 1985 and is renowned worldwide as a key habitat for migratory birds.

 In response to news in October 2012 of “mass deaths of sea turtles” in Bardawil lagoon, a two-day survey was carried out in November 2012

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