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İztuzu Beach, protected breeding site of loggerhead sea turtle, Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Turkey

İztuzu Beach, protected breeding site of loggerhead sea turtle, Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Turkey

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Uploaded 22 Mar 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Dalyan achieved international fame in 1987 when developers wanted to build a luxury hotel on the nearby İztuzu Beach, a breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle species. The incident created major international storm when David Bellamy championed the cause of conservationists such as June Haimoff, Peter Günther, Nergis Yazgan, Lily Venizelos and Keith Corbett. The development project was temporarily stopped after Prince Philip called for a moratorium and in 1988 the beach and ...
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