Sea turtles are found all around the world. All species are in need of attention, and this is understood by the scientific community. There are many annual gatherings and conferences that the Lampedusa Turtle Group has representatives at. Below is a summary of the highlights of only a few of the symposiums and meetings:
Symposia of the international sea turtle society
In 2009 from Lampedusa Daniela travelled to Brisbane, Australia, where the 29th meeting was organized, just to meet the President of the next symposium and ask him to host a rehabilitation workshop during the event. It has been a great challenge... but it worked. Now the Rehabilitation and Medicine Workshop is a reality and a focal event during each symposia, where people share skills, medical techniques and standard procedure to imrpove the medicine of those special patients!
Every year we have been present: the first workshop was held in Goa, India in 2010, then San Diego in 2011, Huatulco, Mexico in 2012, Baltimore in 2013, New Orleans in 2014, Dalaman, Turkey in 2015, Lima in 2016, Las Vegas in 2017, Kobe, Japan in 2018, Charleston, USA in 2019... and after 2 year of lockdown, in the online 4oth Symposium of Perth, Australia!
Mediterranean conference on marine turtle biology and conservation
Since 2008 our Association organize and chair the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation and Medicine Workshop in the official meetings. The first event has been in Cartagena, Tunisia in 2008, followed by Naples in 2012, Dalaman in Turkey in 2015 and Pula, Croatia in 2018. This year we will be in Tetuan, Marocco!