Preliminary Results of 2019-2020; Monk Seals Present in the Project Areas

Conservation of the Monk Seal in TR project as part of the Conservation of the Monk Seal in the Eastern Mediterranean funded by MAVA has been going on under the coordination of IUCN Med Office.

The field studies have been running since 2019 October along Turkish Aegean and Levant Sea coasts by SAD-AFAG in collaboration with CBD-Habitat. The research activities have just yielded some good preliminary results. The monk seals’ presence in the project areas were proved with the in-cave IR camera trap images collected in 2019 and 2020, without giving any disturbance to seals in the region. The below example images are from 3 different coastal caves within the Project areas.