By Ahmet Abdulaziz …

Our island is full of lovely natural beaches, providing not just for us to enjoy nature’s gift, but to all of the incoming tourists.  But unfortunately, we are not in the habit of keeping our beaches clean.

Our beaches suffer just because we are not careful enough in taking good care of them. The present situation does not only carry risk to humans’ health but also carry great danger to the sea and the under-sea natural lives.

The above views were expressed by Çise Sezerel, the representative of  “The World is not just ours only Movement” (DÜNYA YALNIZ BIZIM DEĞİL HAREKETİ). This movement is basically concerned about the betterment of the environment and animal rights.

Recently they arranged for a campaign to clean the beaches near the Akdeniz village. The campaign saw volunteers cleaning the beach of plastics, metals, and all sorts of other materials. As Sezerel mentioned, the excessive use of plastic in every field of life is ultimately leading to an unclean environment everywhere. The waste of all sorts in the sea, around Cyprus particularly, badly affects the lives of Caretta and the green tortoises, which are facing great danger of extinction. She emphasised that such species are struggling hard to continue living, and apart from the natural hazards, the human related obstacles are a real challenge before them.