March 17, 2021 4 min read

These endangered turtles have seen their population dwindle over the years. Its estimated that only 300 female turtles remain in the wild. The population of the endangered turtle was decimated during the 1990s because of illegal trade and fishing. In the next 10 years, the population is expected to dwindle even further, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

 

The spill happened along the coast of Jounieh, a coastal city in the northern part of the country. The area is home to a small beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs. They typically come ashore during the months of September and October.The turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the IUCN. They are hunted, poached and collected by humans. For years, their eggs were considered delicacies in Lebanon. The turtle was dubbed thecheese makers turtle because farmers used to use the turtles eggs to produce cheese.A school of turtles was named in honor of Lebanese singer Sabah, whose songThe Turtles of the Coast has become the anthem of the turtle conservation movement. The song was released in 1983 and is said to have motivated many people to protect the endangered turtle.The turtles are known for their long lives. They can live up to 100 years (if they are lucky enough to survive). The turtles are usually found in the Mediterranean Sea. They are known for their distinctive shell and wide, flat head. The turtles are usually found in shallow waters, but do sometimes come ashore to lay their eggs.Most of the remaining turtle population in Lebanon is found in the Akkar region of Northern Lebanon.

 

This is the only region in Lebanon where the turtle is still found.Since the spill, wildlife officials have been working hard with volunteers to clean up the oil spill. The cleanup could take weeks.The turtles may be able to recover from the oil spill, but this incident may see their population dwindle even further.The turtles are protected in Lebanon, but much of their habitat is being lost. They are also hunted and poached for their shells and meat.A few years ago, a turtle sanctuary was created to protect the turtles in the Akkar area. The sanctuary is home to around 120 of the turtles. The sanctuary is home to a small beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs.The sanctuary is under threat by the development of luxury hotels and restaurants on the beach. The beach is not only home to turtles, but also to the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.There is a strong lobby to build hotels and restaurants around the sanctuary and disturb the turtles, a wildlife official said.If we lose the beach, we lose the turtles.The sanctuary was founded in 2015. It is home to 120 endangered turtles. The sanctuary was created by the Lebanese Association for the Protection of the Environment (LAPE) and the Association for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Turtles, working in partnership with the Environment Ministry.

 

The sanctuary is home to a small beach where the turtles lay their eggs. The beach is also home to the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.The sanctuary was flooded with donations from around the world after the oil spill.We are working around the clock to help the turtles and clean the beach, a wildlife official said.They are like our children.The government has been working with the LAPE and other organizations to protect the turtles and their habitat. There have been a few other oil spills in the area in the past, but this is the largest one yet.The oil spill is expected to have a negative impact on the turtles future in Lebanon. The turtles are already at a threat from poaching and coastal development. The spill is expected to see a further decline in their numbers.

 

The turtles are generally protected in Lebanon. They are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. They are protected by law and cannot be hunted or taken for commercial use.The turtles are also protected by international law. In 2013, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) classified the loggerhead turtle as a vulnerable species.The loggerhead turtle was first listed as a vulnerable species in 1996. They are one of the biggest species of turtle. They are also one of the most migratory turtles, and are often spotted off the coast of Lebanon.In 2010, the IUCN started a global conservation programme for the turtles. The project is being carried out in seven different countries including Lebanon.

 

The project aims to stabilize the turtle population through controlled breeding.International trade in loggerheads and their products is strictly regulated and all commercial trade is prohibited.In 2015, officials from the Environment Ministry set up a research centre to study the turtles in Lebanon. The centre is part of a new turtle conservation project funded by the European Union. The centre is the first of its kind in Lebanon and is the only one in the Middle East.The centre is home to a small beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs. The beach is also home to the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.In 2018, the Lebanese government asked the public for help in protecting the loggerhead turtle. At the time, it was estimated that there were only around 300 female turtles left in the wild.

 

The turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The eggs are incubated for 45 days, after which they hatch. In the next 10 years, the population is expected to dwindle even further.In 2019, a turtle sanctuary was created in the Akkar area of Northern Lebanon. The sanctuary includes a beach where the turtles come to lay their eggs. The sanctuary is home to around 120 of the turtles. Its named in honor of Lebanese singer Sabah, whose songThe Turtles of the Coast has become the anthem of the turtle conservation movement.The sanctuary is under threat by the development of luxury hotels and restaurants on the beach, a wildlife official said.If we lose the beach, we lose the turtles.