Turtle Project

See Green and Loggerhead Turtles in North Cyprus

The Turtle Project, North Cyprus

From May until late August, Green and Loggerhead Turtles visit the shores of Cyprus to lay their eggs. If you are visiting North Cyprus at this time, a visit to the Turtle Project in Alagadi Beach is well worth the effort.

You can either accompany the volunteers on a night visit to the beach to try and see these turtles come ashore to lay eggs – or alternatively pop down to the beach and see the hatchlings being released during the day.

The Turtle “office”

We’ve done both – and although the night watch was unsuccessful in terms of seeing a turtle come ashore, the release day of the hatchlings the next day certainly made up for it.

The Turtle Project is a volunteer-based organisation, made up of students and volunteers with a keen interest in the conservation of turtles in our waters.

Turtle Nest Protector

If you’d like to find out more, call into their “office” in Alagadi – just follow the signs into the village, past St Kathleen’s restaurant until you come to what you think is a dead-end.  The Turtle Project building is signposted from here.

For more information visit www.cyprusturtles.org