It’s been a very busy week this past week with even more beach cleaning to the west of Girne at Guzelyeli Beach and we have received the following news with pictures from Jenny Tyler which we would like to share with our readers.

Karsiyaka Turtle Watch have been working with Lapta Belediyesi to organise the cleaning of Guzelyeli Beach with the help of a team of students from the Near East University – unfortunately we had very short notice 1.1/2 hrs to be precise but Dot Rogers and I turned up at the beach to meet and work with the students and about 30 bags of rubbish were collected.

Our thanks go to the Mayor of Lapta Fuat Namsoy and Tolga Alav for arranging this.  The next major task will be putting up signs along the beach making visitors aware of the importance of this beach to the Loggerhead Turtles and that certain steps must be taken to protect the nests.

Fuat Bey has also advised KTW that metal posts will be erected stopping vehicle access to the beach.

The nesting season is almost upon us, in fact we already have nests at Alagadi and we are looking forward to a busy season.

 Jenny Tyler

(Chair KTW)