🌊🐢Today is #WorldSeaTurtleDay 🌊🐢 Incidental catches of marine turtles, especially in the Mediterranean Sea, has been a long-standing conservation concern which is yet to be prioritized and properly addressed. Marine turtle bycatch caused by the European fleet in trawl fisheries alone is impacting 16,500 turtles in the Mediterranean every year.
Read more about how bycatch affects sea turtles following the link in our bio.
🌊🐢Today is #WorldSeaTurtleDay . 🌊🐢 Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles around the world die every year, caught in fishing gear. #Bycatch seriously affects seaturtle + seabird populations. To save them, fishing practices must change. Find out more about how harmful fishing practices are killing our sea turtles following the link in our bio #OceanAlert#Saveseabirds#Seaturtleweek
7 26315 June, 2019
🚨According to the latest IPBES report, 48% of marine animals & plant species have declined in the last decade, increasing the risk of them going extinct. 🌊This #WorldOceanDay , we want to remind all of you: protecting our oceans will protect our seabirds #seabirdsaturday#OceanAlert#EMFF
4 2108 June, 2019
It's #ElectionDay in 21 EU countries today! In the most important election of EU history, people will vote for human rights, democracy, and the life of our planet. We urge all of you to take to the polls and vote. Vote for what you love. Vote for our future. Vote. #IVoteNature 🐦
Did you know that every year 200 000 seabirds are killed accidentally caught in fishing gear? EU programs like ‘Natura 2000’ are investing money to protect water areas, and stop this from happening. TheZEPAMED project, works with local fisherman to start new projects that protect the Mediterranean marine biodiversity. With this, the EU is helping protect our marine nature! On May 26th, you have the chance to vote for a Europe that protects nature #IvoteNature
In the next few years, we will run out of olive oil. A new report shows that because of high temperatures and the lack of rural professionals. That is why our Spanish partner @SEObirdlife has joined the EU ‘LIFE’ project @olivaresvivos to preserve biodiversity and help farmers produce olive oil that can guarantee sustainable regions. The project is helping thousands of people across Spain and Europe change their consumption habits and is making an effort to preserve the quality of the oil that we serve in every salad. Without the EU, the natural habitat for olive groves and its final product would have been lost. On May 26th, you have the chance to vote for a Europe that protects nature #IvoteNature