Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats - Standing Committee

Recommendation No. 64 (1997) on the conservation of Caretta caretta in Kaminia (Cephalonia, Greece) (Adopted by the Standing Committee on 5 December 1997)

The Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, acting under Article 14 of the Convention,

Having regard to the objectives of this Convention, which aims to conserve wild fauna and flora and their natural habitats, by giving particular attention to vulnerable species, including migratory species threatened by extinction;

Noting that Kaminia beach is the habitat of a colony of Caretta caretta sea turtles, a species listed in Appendix II to the Convention;

Recalling the provisions of Article 4, paragraphs 1 to 3, and Article 6 of the Convention,

Recommends that Greece:

– reassess the potential impact of the development of Kaminia beach on the nesting of Caretta caretta turtles;

– in the event that this impact study shows the likelihood of significant adverse effects, envisage taking appropriate conservation measures;

– encourage the participation of the relevant non-governmental organisations.