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Photo: Zafer Kazilkaya/AKD

Divers collect ghost nets and ghost gear from Gokova Bay Credit: Zafer Kazilkaya/AKD

Underwater clean-ups in Turkey help free the Mediterranean from ghost nets

Fishing gear discarded or lost at sea are a widespread, and often overlooked, global problem. “Ghost nets” or “ghost gear”…

8th June 2021

Monk seal cave proves popular in Gökova Bay

New footage from Turkey is showing that conservation efforts are paying off, as several Mediterranean monk seals have been spotted…

23rd April 2021

ELP launches new video for Earth Optimism

From 26 March – 4 April 2021, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative hosted ‘Earth Optimism Cambridge’– a ten-day festival which aimed…

7th April 2021

Gökova Bay project celebrates as new expanse of Turkish coastline approved for protection

In a huge boost to the marine restoration agenda, three hundred and fifty square kilometres of Turkey’s coastline has been…

25th September 2020

Marine restoration on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast: From species to systems recovery

By Tundi Agardy, ELP Oversight and Selection Panel member It’s rare that one gets to look at a conservation problem…

23rd July 2020

The Endangered Landscapes Programme announces its first Annual Review

2019 was a significant year for the environmental agenda. We witnessed the twinned biodiversity and climate change crises moving up…

27th April 2020