It has successfully held the fundraiser "Walk of Life, the path for research", organized on 28 and 29 May to Favignana and Marettimo by Marine Protected Area Aegadian, "and Fondazione Telethon
Federparchi, sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and the collaboration of the Superintendence BB.CC.AA. Trapani, to fund research into genetic diseases. The initiative was supported by the volunteers of Legambiente Aegadian, Association CSRT "Marettimo" Cooperative "Galea" Cooperative and "Overseas." At Favignana points were organized to raise funds at the start of the excursions in the Palazzo Florio, the former factory of Favignana tuna and Formica and the ascent to the fort of Santa Caterina. At the banquet Marettimo Telethon was placed at Scalo Vecchio, at the start of the guided tours to Punta Troia Castle, the Roman houses and Byzantine churches. "Citizens and visitors alike have enthusiastically to this initiative - said Lucio Antinoro Mayor and President of Favignana Marine Protected Area - and two days were beautiful, the rediscovery of the cultural and environmental heritage of the islands and the concrete aid, even symbolic , research on rare genetic diseases. " On Sunday, moreover, activists Legambiente Aegadian have recovered from the shallows of the Camel, in Marettimo, a species of sea turtle Caretta caretta in obvious difficulty. The sample, about 25 kg, was brought in Favignana, fed with fish kindly provided by some restaurateurs and secure for the night at the headquarters of the AMP. Monday was transported to Trapani with the pilot of the AMP and delivered to the staff of WWF Italy for the next shipment to turtle recovery center in Lampedusa, where it will be treated and held until complete healing. "The discovery of a yet another example of Caretta caretta in trouble - said the director of the AMP, Stefano Donati - comforts us, first, to the numerous presence in the waters of the AMP, on the other, shows that pollution, fishing and accidental collisions with boats are serious threats to this protected species. A fortiori, we are working to establish a short-term recovery center in Favignana turtles, in collaboration with Legambiente and WWF, and we thank them once again for their commitment and dedication to the cause of protection of the sea. "
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