1) MarCons meeting in Zagreb [leading to news page #1, content in the link


2) ADRIATIC+ Policy Brief Conference [leading to news page #2, content in the link


3) Sparks Exhibition [leading to news page #3, content in the link


4) BWI is awarded Sustainable Tourism recognition [leading to news page #4, content adapted from


5) The first meeting of the partners to our new EU project “Collective Actions for Improving the Conservation Status of the EU Sea Turtle Populations – LIFE EUROTURTLES” was held in the Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb on 17-19 October 2016. Representatives from the Croatian Natural History Museum (project coordinator), Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece – Archelon, Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Cyprus, Nature Trust Malta, University of Cyprus, Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin” – Universita degli studi di Roma La Sapienza, University of Primorska – Koper, and WWF Italia attended. The objectives of the meeting were to establish understanding between partners, determine the main goals and project values, assess risks during the project implementation, and prepare strategic implementation plan for actions. During the meeting, leaders of work packages presented planned activities and expected results, duties and obligations of individual partners and deadlines for their results. The representatives have agreed to commence with the first set of activities for the project. The principal aim of the project LIFE EUROTURTLES is to unite and coordinate sea turtle conservation activities in the priority conservation areas of loggerhead and green turtles in the EU [link to sea turtles species page]. The northern Adriatic Sea, particularly its eastern side, along the coast of Istria and Kvarner is one of the most important area for feeding and wintering of loggerhead turtles. Sea turtles from this area travel through the Mediterranean, they returning to beaches in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. Hence, a joint action across their habitat range is crucial for their protection. This 5-year, 5.1 million Euro project, has 75% of its funds from the EU LIFE program.