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REHABILITATION OF INJURED SEA TURTLES IN ATHENS, GREECE
Start date: 01 Jul 2016, End date: 30 Apr 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is in the context of European Voluntary Service of ERASMUS+, involving one volunteer and is expected to have a duration of 6 months. Project activities are centered at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center, where injured or sick sea turtles are sent from all over Greece for treatment and rehabilitation. The volunteer will be involved in all the project activities, which include applying the daily treatment of the animals (medication, feeding, etc, supporting the National Stranding Network, providing information to the public and helping to keep scientific data on the relevant databases.Main project objectives include (1) providing young people with the opportunity to work directly for the conservation of a protected marine species, (2) promoting the importance of protecting the marine and coastal environment, and (3) acquiring knowledge that can make young people adopt a friendlier attitude towards the environment, which is something that can be used no matter where they are in the world. Participants are expected to gain experience on the conservation of protected species and habitats, as per the EU’s Habitats directive (92/43/EEC).
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