SPOT Society of the Protection of Turtles Cyprus

SPOT

Levent Apt., 1/1, Ulus Caddesi, Gönyeli, Nicosia, North Cyprus; 5 Barbaros Sokak Street, Alagadi, North Cyprus (Alagadi Turtle Beach)

Region Active

Europe

Non-profit

Activity

Protection of marine life, Seals, Turtles, Conservation volunteering, Ecotourism

Description

SPOT is a marine turtle conservation and research project located in Northern Cyprus. Although initially established in the 1980’s as an organisation for conserving sea turtles, today SPOT has increased its area of research and projects concerning marine life. These include: Sea Turtles, Monk Seals, Bycatch and fisheries, Elasmobranch Research and Conservation. The Marine Turtle Conservation Project (MTCP) continues as a collaboration between SPOT, University of Exeter’s Marine Turtle Research Group and the North Cyprus Department for Environmental Protection. Citizen science is an important contributor into the projects, including volunteering and internships.