Thanks to the donations of generous benefactors, 11 November 2010 will enter the Caretta caretta history books as the date at which the official establishment of the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation started. It is the first foundation of its kind in Turkey, since other environmentally oriented foundations are not focused on the conservation of these special species.
After a long ride to Denizli, June and her companions met with Professor Yakup Kaska at the Pamukkale University. After discussing any pitfalls in the Foundation’s Constitution, the company joined for lunch.
Around 3 pm June Haimoff and her fellow-founders Yakup Kaska, Bahar (Heike ) Suseven, Yasemin Pakyürek and Abidin Kurt, signed the foundation’s constitution at the notary in Denizli. The meeting was a very pleasurable one in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Realising this important milestone after the painstaking process of bringing together the 50,000 TL asset required by the Turkish government, was an emotional moment for all the company gathered.
The process of establishment will probably take another 1 – 2 months. Any new developments will be reported on this web page.