I am a Veterinary Bioscience student from the University of Surrey and chose to do a placement year at Lampedusa Turtle Rescue as part of my degree. I chose this place as its primary goal is to conserve the sea turtle species which was something that I was particularly interested in. During my time here, I have learnt a lot about sea turtle biology and the importance of educating, increasing awareness and networking to ensure conservation and maintenance of a centre that runs solely on donations.
Taking a year out to work with turtles hands on, facilitate and watch their rehabilitation process, release them back out into the sea and meet new likeminded people was an experience that I am incredibly grateful for and will certainly always remember!!!