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In 2012, in response to news of high numbers of dead sea turtles in Bardawil Lake, a rapid survey was carried out in November 2012 by MEDASSET and NGO Nature Conservation Egypt, in collaboration with Dr. M. El-Alwany of the Suez Canal University, staff of the local fisheries and conservation authorities, who first documented the sea turtle carcasses. We issued a report in 2013 with our findings and recommendations.

To further promote conservation of Bardawil and its sea turtles, we presented the report and discussed next steps at a stakeholder meeting, jointly organised with Nature Conservation Egypt in Cairo, in February 2014.

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  • Title Sea Turtle & Conservation Assessment in Bardawil, Egypt
  • Location Egypt
  • Approach Policy, Research
  • Theme Fisheries, Marine litter & Pollution, Sea turtles & Habitats
  • Duration2012-2014
  • Co-funded byBritish Chelonia Group, EgyptAir, British Council
  • In partnership withMEDASSET, Suez Canal University and Nature Conservation Egypt, Egyptian General Authority for Fish Resources Development, Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.
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