Between 18-24/04/2015 MEDASSET participated in the tri-annual 5th Mediterranean Conference and the 35th International Symposium on Sea Turtles (ISTS), in Dalaman, Turkey. The 35th ISTS marked a very important milestone in our history since our President received the ISTS Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to the conservation of sea turtles through the work of MEDASSET.
Our team was very active during each day of the Symposium. We presented a poster under the Fisheries & Threats session (Abdullah S.S., L. Boura, M. A. Nada. “New Observations of Sea Turtle Trade in Alexandria, Egypt”), co-chaired the Oral Session and the Poster Summary Session of Education, Outreach & Advocacy, co-chaired the Children Activities workshop and the Video Night session. Additionally, we managed to contribute USD 1,000 to the ISTS’s Travel Grant Fund by running a “Sea Turtle Beauty Pageant” during the Live Auction Evening.
Our participation in the 35th International Symposium on Sea Turtles was an excellent experience that allowed us to exchange information and ideas with scientists and network with organizations from around the globe.