Sea turtles have been present on our planet for 100 million years, but for various causes, of anthropic origin, their survival is threatened for this reason they are protected species by the CITES convention.
Their reproductive strategy, by not taking care of either the nest or the young, limits their survival and adding the problems related to fishing, pollution, plastic ingestion and naval traffic, we can easily understand that the life of a turtle is not at all a walk, so she necessarily needs help or people to help her especially when she's in trouble! Saving them means helping to keep alive a valid tool useful for assessing the state of health of the oceanic seas.
For this I.S.P.R.A. together with the Ministry of the Environment, now of the Ecological Transition, it has drawn up the "Guidelines for the recovery, rescue, assignment and management of sea turtles for the purpose of rehabilitation and for their manipulation for scientific purposes".
The vocation of Acquario di Livorno for the rescue of turtles originates from an activity that started over 30 years ago: from 1990, with the Marine Turtle Project for the Tuscan coast, up to the acquisition in 2017 - under the leadership of Costa Edutainment S.p.A. - of the derogation as a Recovery and Rehabilitation Center, the only long-stay in Tuscany.
A job that the Company finances to make a tangible contribution to safeguarding the environment, a job to which we can all contribute by making these suggestions our own.
Never throw plastic into the sea or on land
Navigate keeping a safe distance in the presence of cetaceans and turtles
Report the presence of the nests if there are traces of an emerged female turtle
Report animals found dead or in distress
FOR REPORTS CALL THE NUMBER 1530