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Patok Sea Turtle Research and First Aid Centre

Patok Sea Turtle Research and First Aid Centre

On the 26th of February 2016, the HAS opened a Sea Turtle Research and First Aid Centre in Patok– the
first centre of its kind in Albania. The Sea Turtle Rescue Centre was constructed as part of the ”Network
for the Conservation of Cetaceans and Sea Turtles in the Adriatic (NETCET)” project funded by the
European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Adriatic Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC)
Programme. The centre is part of the network of rescue centres for conservation of sea turtles in the
Adriatic Sea.
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This centre is equipped with two tanks and the necessary veterinary equipments to provide the first aid
and collect the necessary data for scientific purpose on both live and dead turtles.
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This centre has an education room where lectures, projections and meetings could be organized. This
centre has become a tourist attraction and the main marine education centre in Albania.
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How to find us:
Patok Sea Turtle Research and First Aid Centre is situated at the end of the road that sends you to the
Patoku lagoon, which is just next to the parking lot of Bar Restorant Brilanti. Please check Google Maps


For all additional information, more detailed explanation of our lectures and workshops and arranging
your group visit and participation in our programmes please contact us at:

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