15 July 2014

MEPA launches scientific survey to protect dolphins and turtles

This project, which will span over three years, is also being co-financed by the Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change and BOV, as the official co-financier.
Malta Today 04/07/2014: The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has launched a boat-based survey which focuses directly on the scientific data-gathering for the protection of dolphins and turtles. The Authority said that these scientific surveys should lead to further necessary knowledge on the conservation status and lead to identification of potential important areas for these species, if found to be present in Malta.

The survey is part of a €1 million life project to improve the protection of the bottlenose dolphin (id-denfil ta’ geddumu qasir) and the loggerhead turtle (il-fekruna l-komuni) around the Maltese waters. read on.