Following the confirmation of a loggerhead turtle nest at Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa (Golden Bay), ERA has issued an emergency conservation order (ECO) to ensure adequate protection of the nesting area and the eventual hatching of young turtles.

In this regard, the ECO aims at controlling any human activities which could disturb this natural process such as trampling, use of generators, generation of excessive noise and the letting off of fireworks in the vicinity of the nest. These regulations remain in effect until the 8th September 2020. Further information can be obtained from Government Gazette 20,440 dated 14th July 2020 or by clicking here.

ERA would like to appeal for public collaboration to reduce impacts on turtle nests and urges the general public to report any turtle activity or environmental illegality immediately to ERA on 99210404 or ced.nature@era.org.mt.

14 July 2020