World Turtle News, 07/28/2019
Cyprus residents once again drive away Council of Europe’s international environmentalists attempting to protect sea turtle nests
The first incident provoked a reaction by the government, which instructed the police to investigate complaints by the environmentalists. A report was handed to the Attorney General who will decide whether court action will be taken.
The villagers of the area are at war with environmental organizations, accusing them of preventing tourist development of the villages in the region, which includes a large forest national park and several sandy beaches on which the turtles lay their eggs for hatching.
The head of the turtle program said that after installing less than 10 cages, the environmentalists left the beach, fearing that the situation could get out of hand.
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