Completed treatment in Muğla sea turtles In addition, a solar-powered satellite tracking device was attached to Selcen Sultan, a green sea turtle, about 70 years old, that laid her eggs on the Iztuzu beach for the first time, and sent to the sea.
In the program organized by Pamukkale University Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (DEKAMER) and the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change General Directorate of Conservation of Natural Assets, the caretta named “Black Daisy”, “Bella”, “Artemisia”, which was injured for various reasons, was treated at the center. 3 sea turtles of the genus caretta and 5 green sea turtles named “Selcen Sultan”, “Magnolia”, “Defne”, “Calipso” and “Aybala” were also returned to their natural life.
AK Party Denizli Deputy Cahit Özkan, who attended the ceremony of releasing the turtles into the sea, told reporters that human life depends on the protection of natural life.
Stating that when it comes to natural life, it is necessary to protect nature, animals, water, air and soil, Özkan said, “Today, we are at the center where our Pamukkale University, Sea Turtles Research and Rehabilitation Center treats, diagnoses and rehabilitates our injured sea turtles who have been ill for different reasons before. It is important in terms of raising awareness and increasing sensitivity.” said.
Emphasizing that they have made the Paris Climate Agreement, which was signed internationally with the appreciation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a part of domestic law, Özkan noted that this means reducing emissions that threaten nature and destroy life, from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon emissions.
Özkan stated that as a country and nation they will make efforts to protect the natural life of the paradise homeland from now on, and thanked those who participated in the program.
DEKAMER Director and Pamukkale University Faculty of Science Dean Prof. Dr. Yakup Kaska also said that while green sea turtles normally nest in Mersin, Adana and Hatay regions, they nest on Dalyan beach for the first time this year.
Stating that they will track a turtle with a solar-powered device they developed within the framework of the European Union project, Kaska said, “After that, we had the chance to watch where it migrated and where it roamed. We will be able to understand where it migrates, where it roams, where it winters in Turkey,” he said.
Explaining that it is also important to complete the treatment of young individuals and send them to their natural environment, Kaska expressed that the event is important in this sense.
Pamukkale University Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kutluhan, on the other hand, stated that in the 100th anniversary of the Republic, they wish the faculty and each research center to organize an event suitable for the centennial.
Emphasizing that they experienced the most beautiful activities at DEKAMER, Kutluhan said, “DEKAMER carries the vision of our university, which produces, guides life, integrates with the city, integrates with nature, integrates with people and society. Because it sees a great service. We can say that the most important of this service is really in recent years, even in our age. DEKAMER is leading the way to reduce the interest in nature and to prevent the massacre of nature in one place. As a university, we support DEKAMER until the end.” he said.
The VIII. The Orhun Monuments Memorial Monument, which was built at the entrance of DEKAMER as an example of the first Turkish written monument in the 19th century, was also inaugurated.
Ortaca District Governor Meral Uçar, Muğla Provincial Gendarmerie Regiment Commander Brigadier General Ali Gemalmaz, Muğla Environmental Urban Planning and Climate Change Manager Ömer Bolat, Ortaca Mayor Alim Uzundemir, Dalyan Fisheries Cooperative (DALKO) President Arif Yalılı, officials and citizens attended the ceremony.
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