|Founded in 1988, MEDASSET is an international environmental NGO registered as a charity and limited liability company in the UK and a Permanent Observer-Member to the Bern Convention, Council of Europe. MEDASSET is working closely with MEDASSET Greece – a not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 in Greece, which is a partner to the UN’s Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP). Both organisations are active in the study and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean. Common goals are achieved through scientific research, environmental education, lobbying relevant decision makers, and raising public awareness. More information at www.medasset.org
Each year, assessments of major nesting areas such as, Akyatan, Dalyan, Kazanli, Patara and Samandag in Turkey, Akamas in Cyprus and Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece, are presented to the standing committee of the Bern Convention at Council of Europe where they provide information for action by the Bern Secretariat, forcing the governments to make and report on annual assessments.
Since 1988 MEDASSET has been a partner to UNEP/MAP and a permanent observer-member to the standing committee of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention).