ASOCIACIÓN EQUINAC ACTIVE IN SOUTH EAST SPAIN
The stranding network Equinac, based in southeast Spain, is currently conducting a project funded by MITECO’s Fundación Biodiversidad, which focuses on the effects of ghost gear has on marine wildlife, with a focus on the loggerhead turtle in particular. This project is expected to increase the number of turtles that the rehab center receives, build the team’s overall capacity, and allow Equinac to add value to existing conservation objectives by contributing scientific information. The organisation already coordinates with OceanCare, LIFE IP INTEMARES, Guardia Civil, MITECO and others, so it is well placed to play a key role in Med Ghost FADs and in setting an example for other rescue and rehab NGOs.
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