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WHY SPONSOR A POOL TURTLE?
The pond turtle is an endangered species in the wetlands of Catalonia that is in danger of extinction. In the last 30 years most of its populations have disappeared due to the loss and degradation of their habitat. The pond turtle is a very important species because when it is present in a pond it indicates that the pond is in very good condition and therefore there are many other species: toads, newts, salamanders, etc.
If you are a lover of nature and animals, sponsoring a turtle is a good way to help its survival and also get to know the species and its needs better, but it also helps to save other species of animals that are there. has in the ponds.
By sponsoring a turtle you will also receive:
Annual outing for the godparents to explain the conservation status of the pond turtle, with activities for the whole family.
Certificate of donation and godfather of the turtle.
Turtle tracking memory
What are the funds raised for?
Every year since 1987 we have been monitoring the state of conservation of the pond turtle (Emys orbicularis). We measure the turtles, weigh them, check the surroundings of the pond and study how many new ones there are. With this data we can know the state of health of the turtle populations and what measures need to be taken to improve it, for example where to create new ponds or if it is necessary to restore an existing pond.
To be able to track we need boots, traps, scales, feet of king, quan and when we can also GPS to know better how they live. The funds raised go entirely to this monitoring project, which, thanks to the work done by the organization, is now, as far as we know, the longest-lived of this species in the world.
SPONSOR A POOL TURTLE!
To sponsor a turtle, all you have to do is fill out this form and make a donation for the sponsorship.
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