In France, 2 stranding networks are dedicated to collect scientific information about the health of sea turtles populations observed in french waters. Last November 9 2017, 20 new observers were trained, who will go on field for rescuing stranded sea turtles on the French Mediterranean coast. Among the data they will collect, those about interactions between marine litter and sea turtles are one of the most important category of information; these data will be of particular interest for assessing the efficiency of MSFD and Barcelona convention conservation measures. On the second day of the training, INDICIT was presented to participants and initiated valuable exchanges with French partners.

 

Photo credit : Ana Liria Loza