About Jairo Med

Working with Italian authorities and conservationists to protect loggerhead sea turtles

Managed by Sea Shepherd Italia, Jairo Med is a campaign to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea. Volunteers on land monitor nesting beaches, while the M/V Sam Simon is patrolling the Tyrrhenian Sea to remove illegal fishing gear in cooperation with the Italian Coast Guard and in partnership with the "Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn” in Napoli for the Lazio and Campania regions and with Istituto Zooprofilattico “Murri” in Palermo for the Sicily region.