Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

Environmental Conservation Organization

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute is an umbrella organization for Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

2 days 22 hours ago

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Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

3 days 18 hours ago

On May 21, 2023, our reconnaissance drone has caught 2 pairs of green turtles mating off the coast of Ronnas Beach, Karpaz, Cyprus.

We bring you extraordinary glimpses into the captivating world of marine life. In this awe-inspiring drone footage, we present a mesmerizing spectacle of sea turtles engaging in their intricate mating rituals amidst the vastness of the sea.

Prepare to be spellbound as our high-resolution drone camera takes you on an unforgettable journey beneath the surface of the water. Witness the grace and elegance of these magnificent creatures as they navigate the ocean currents with effortless ease.

Observe their synchronized movements and delicate interactions as they communicate through touch and gentle nuzzling. The tenderness and precision with which these ancient creatures engage in their mating rituals is truly a sight to behold.

Through the lens of our drone, you'll gain a unique perspective on the importance of conserving these endangered species. Witnessing these sea turtles in their natural habitat is a reminder of the fragility of our planet's ecosystems and the urgent need to protect and preserve these remarkable creatures for future generations.

#SeaTurtles #MarineLife #DroneFootage #NatureConservation

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

3 days 20 hours ago


If you are not sure that I am sick, injured or otherwise needing help, please do not touch my eggs, my babies or me...

If you see me in your garden, or you see me in nature, do not immediately think that I am in need of your help.

If I am a hedgehog or a chameleon, your garden is my home already, if you see one of us, it means you have a nice garden and we do not want to be taken away.

If I am a hooded crow hatchling or any other juvenile bird, I sometimes jump off the nest a few days early. My parents are probably watching me from a tree and I will be flying with them in no time.

If I am a stone curlew, I make nest on the ground like many other birds, I sometimes choose rockiest of places and my nest does not even look like a nest, my eggs or look exposed buy you should never touch them as moving or taking them may kill my babies inside.

If I am a hare, I give birth to my leverets in depressions on exposed soil. I usually leave them along for long periods of time for foraging for food and they there without moving. I come back once in a while or at night to feed them, please do not take my babies away from me..

If you are not sure any wild animal is in need of rescuing, monitor from a distance and call 1190 Wildlife Support Line(north only) before taking any action.

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

4 days 20 hours ago

Season's First Green Turtle Nest is from Karpaz! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

This year's first green Turtle nest is from Ronnas Beach in Karpaz. Nest has been found on May 23, 2023. Last year, we have protected over 1500 green turtle and loggerhead nests in Karpaz and KarลŸฤฑyaka Beaches in Cyprus. With our first loggeread nest already in KarลŸฤฑyaka from May 18, this is the second nest of many, many more to come...

Cyprus Marinelife Center - Kฤฑbrฤฑs Deniz Canlฤฑlarฤฑ Merkezi, a marine conservation and research center organized under the Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute, has been monitoring and conserving globally threatened Loggerhead and Green Turtles in Karpaz and KarลŸฤฑyaka for three years.


Sezonun ฤฐlk YeลŸil KaplumbaฤŸa Yuvasฤฑ Karpazdan ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Bu yฤฑlฤฑn ilk yeลŸil kaplumbaฤŸa yuvasฤฑ 23 Mayฤฑs, 2023'de Karpazda Ronnas Sahilinden รงฤฑktฤฑ. Geรงen yฤฑl Karpaz ve KarลŸฤฑyaka sahillerinde 1500'รผn รผzerinde yeลŸil kaplumbaฤŸa ve caretta caretta yuvasฤฑnฤฑ koruma altฤฑna aldฤฑk. 18 Mayฤฑs'da KarลŸฤฑyaka'daki caretta yuvasฤฑ ile beraber bu ikinci yuvamฤฑz sezonun devamฤฑnda gelecek birรงok yuvanฤฑn habercisi oldular.

Kฤฑbrฤฑs Yaban Hayatฤฑ AraลŸtฤฑrma Enstitรผsรผ bรผnyesinde faaliyet gรถsteren bir deniz koruma ve araลŸtฤฑrma merkezi olan Kฤฑbrฤฑs Deniz Canlฤฑlarฤฑ Merkezi, iki yฤฑldฤฑr Karpaz'da ve KarลŸฤฑyaka'da kรผresel รถlรงekte tehdit altฤฑnda olan iribaลŸlฤฑ ve yeลŸil deniz kaplumbaฤŸalarฤฑnฤฑ araลŸtฤฑrฤฑyor ve koruyor.

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

6 days 19 hours ago

๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ ๐“๐”๐‘๐“๐‹๐„ ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘!

Every year on May 23rd, we celebrate World Turtle Day, a date on which we should remind ourselves that these extraordinary creatures have roamed the Earth for millions of years, adapting to different habitats across the globe. Let's use this day to appreciate their beauty, raise awareness about the threats that they are facing, and take action to preserve these charming and valuable reptiles that maintain the delicate balance of our ecosystems.

Turtles face many obstacles that compromise their lives. The survival of populations and species is in danger due to habitat destruction and contamination, climate change, illegal trading, bycatch, and many other challenges.

Native species such as the Balkan terrapin (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข) which is locally highly endangered, mainly as a result of being harvested from the wild to be used in the pet trade, or the Green sea turtle (๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ด), and Loggerhead sea turtle (๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข), which are globally recognized as endangered species, can be found in and around Cyprus. To assure the long-term survival of these unique creatures and their native habitats, it is essential to continue supporting efforts and conservation activities helping to preserve them. Through our organization, you can too contribute to such efforts by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring.
Together, we can make a significant difference!

๐ƒ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ:

๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ:

For other forms of support, and collaboration please contact us at

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

6 days 21 hours ago

Prepare to be amazed as our drone takes you on a mesmerizing journey along the shoreline, capturing a remarkable sight of more than 40 majestic sea turtles gathered in the sea, just moments away from embarking on their remarkable nesting journey.

In this breathtaking footage, you'll witness the tranquility and anticipation that fills the air as these ancient creatures prepare to lay their precious eggs. Our high-resolution drone camera provides an unprecedented view of their natural behavior, allowing you to appreciate the sheer magnitude of this awe-inspiring event.

As the video unfolds, you'll be immersed in a scene of harmony and grace, as the sea turtles gracefully glide through the crystal-clear waters. With their distinctive shells and gentle movements, they create a stunning spectacle against the backdrop of the picturesque shoreline.

Observe as these magnificent creatures patiently gather, seemingly communicating with one another in their own mysterious way. The anticipation is palpable as they instinctively align themselves, preparing for the precise moment to make their way onto the shore and continue the circle of life.

Through the lens of our drone, you'll gain a unique perspective on the significance of these nesting grounds for the survival of sea turtles. It's a poignant reminder of the delicate balance that exists between humans and nature, and the crucial role we play in protecting these vulnerable species.

Join us on this awe-inspiring journey as we witness this gathering of more than 40 sea turtles preparing to lay their eggs.

Let's work together to raise awareness about the importance of marine conservation and ensure the preservation of these remarkable creatures for generations to come.

#SeaTurtles #MarineLife #DroneFootage #NatureConservation #NestingSeason

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

1 week 19 hours ago

๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ ๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐ƒ๐ˆ๐•๐„๐‘๐’๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐ƒ๐€๐˜!

Every year on May 22nd, we celebrate World Biodiversity Day to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and our shared responsibility to protect and conserve it.

Biodiversity includes all forms of life, from tiny microorganisms to the biggest animals on earth, and from local habitats to whole ecosystems. Even small organisms, such as insects or bacteria, have important roles in contributing to the overall functioning and balance of ecosystems. Every individual should be protected and respected!

Unprecedented challenges are being faced by our planet. Climate change, pollution, overexploitation of natural resources, and the introduction of invasive species are causing a significant decline in biodiversity worldwide. It is time to act together and protect the web of life that sustains us all!

Our organization, Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute, is working tirelessly to safeguard biodiversity, and you can also contribute to our efforts by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring.

Together, we can make a significant difference!

๐ƒ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ:

๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ:

For other forms of support, and collaboration please contact us at

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

1 week 3 days ago

๐„๐๐ƒ๐€๐๐†๐„๐‘๐„๐ƒ ๐’๐๐„๐‚๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐ƒ๐€๐˜!

Today, we celebrate Endangered Species Day, as a reminder of the urgent need to protect and conserve species that are on the brink of extinction.

Cyprus is home to a wide range of unique and endemic species, many of which are steeply declining due to rapid urbanization, degradation of forests, tourism, and other reasons. For example, Mediterranean Monk Seal (๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ด), was once common around Cyprus but is now considered among the rarest pinniped species in the world. Similarly, Griffon vultures (๐˜Ž๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ถ๐˜ด) were quite common in Cyprus in the past, but suffered extreme decimation, leaving only 10 remaining individuals in the wild.

Native plant species are not the exception to being endangered by various anthropogenic activities taking place on our island. Cyprus ironwort (๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข) or Casey's larkspur (๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ช) are only two examples out of numerous critically endangered endemic plant species occurring only in the northern part of Cyprus.

The members of our organization work tirelessly to protect endangered species and their habitats, but we must all take action to ensure that these species can thrive for generations to come. Their disappearance would cause irreparable damage to the well-being of our ecosystems and must be prevented at all costs!

To support our work, consider making a donation or volunteering. All shapes and forms of help are welcomed. Please contact us at to find out how you can contribute to the conservation of our native species. Endangered species need you!

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1 week 4 days ago

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ โ€˜๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜โ€™ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ!

๐ŸŒŸ Calling all nature enthusiasts and sea turtle lovers! Cyprus Marinelife Center needs your support in our mission to protect these magnificent creatures. Introducing our exciting 'Name a Nest' initiative, where you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of sea turtles in Cyprus.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Picture this: shimmering beaches, crystal-clear waters, and the enchanting sight of hundreds of sea turtle nests on our beaches. With your help, we can continue patrolling the beautiful beaches of KarลŸฤฑyaka and Karpaz, ensuring the safety and preservation of these precious nests.

๐ŸŒ Here's how it works: by participating in our 'Name a Nest' program, you have the chance to name a sea turtle nest and become an honorary protector of these incredible creatures. Your contribution will directly fund our conservation efforts, including nest monitoring, conservation, research, and community outreach programs.

๐Ÿค Joining is simple! Follow these steps:
1๏ธโƒฃ Choose your preferred beach and sign up to through our secure online platform*.
2๏ธโƒฃ Make sure you leave all your details and we will contact you.
3๏ธโƒฃ In return for your support, we'll send you a personalized certificate featuring the name you've chosen for a nest, along with pictures and updates on the progress of your adopted nest throughout the season.

*๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ-๐˜ข-๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 500๐˜›๐˜“(~โ‚ฌ24.00, ~ยฃ20.00). ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ-๐˜›๐˜“ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.

๐Ÿ“ข Spread the word! Share this post with your family, friends, and fellow sea turtle enthusiasts. Let's come together as a community to protect these ancient mariners and ensure their continued presence in our waters.

๐ŸŽ‰ By joining our 'Name a Nest' fundraising program, not only will you be making a tangible difference in sea turtle conservation, but you'll also become a part of their incredible journey. Together, we can preserve their
nesting grounds, educate our communities, and create a legacy of stewardship for generations to come.

๐Ÿ’š Help us safeguard these remarkable creatures and their habitats. Join 'Name a Nest' today and let your love for sea turtles shine!
Together, we can make a wave of change! ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿข

#NameANest #ProtectSeaTurtles #CyprusWildlife #CyprusWildlifeResearchIntitute #CyprusMarinelifeCenter #KarsiyakaTurtleWatch #ConservationEfforts #JoinUsToday

Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute

1 week 4 days ago

The inter-communal internships provided within the scope of the SEEing Youth Project, offer the opportunity for young people from all over the island to join our organization!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to become a part of the Taskent Nature Park team!

Applications are open until 31/05/23.

#SEEingYouth #taskentnaturepark #internshipsincyprus #animalcareinternships #volunteercyprus #wildliferescueandrehabilitation #wildlifehospital