Tunisia's sea turtles are beating the odds as they inch towards survival

Despite the threats posed by fishing gear, warmer seas and plastic, loggerheads on Kuriat Island are making a comebackYears of marine conservation efforts throughout the Mediterranean are beginning to pay dividends in Tunisia, with activists expecting a further increase in the number of sea turtles visiting the country’s beaches to build their nests this year.It’s an unlikely, albeit fragile, victory. Many of the factors that pushed sea turtles on to the world’s endangered list are still present and continue to threaten the survival of the species. However, activists monitoring sea-turtle nests on Kuriat Island, a vital nesting ground, have reported… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/31/tunisias-sea-turtles-are-beating-the-odds-as-they-inch-towards-survival