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Cyprus’ Economy Needs the Turtles More Than Ever

Over the summer, Cyprus (one of the smallest euro zone nations) found itself joining Portugal, Ireland and Greece in requesting a bailout from the European Union to save its banks, which reported huge losses due to exposure to the debt crisis in Greece. The “troika” of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank are seeking stringent austerity measures, including a†15 percent cut in the state payroll by the end of 2013 and a 10 percent cut in benefits.

Cyprus’ President Demetris Christofias has inveighed against the “greed and mistakes of bankers and mistakes in supervision.” The government noted that “we want to take these decisions in a manner which does not unfairly burden workers and ordinary people who are in no way to blame for this situation.” Cyprus has been considering taking up long-time ally Russia’s offer of a 5 billion euro loan.

In such circumstances, it seems that tourism can only become more important to shore up Cyprus’ ailing economy. As†AFP notes, tourists are thrilled to see the hatching of the baby turtles, but will the island country keep their habitat safe as it seeks to pull itself out of an economic crisis?



Photo by Leonid Mamchenkov via Flickr

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3:50PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

What good people to help these beautiful creatures. Blessings and thanks to them.

7:01AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

I feel like this is disrupting to nature and natural selection, but at the same time I love sea turtles and perhaps it was these turtles fate to get helped by humans.

4:16PM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Glad that many people are working together to save these sea turtles.

8:42AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

We all can do something to help our animal friends, and this is just one of many ways.

Thanks to all who took part in this endeavor.

6:47AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

Thanks for this article.

5:48AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

Thank You!

10:47AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

great news for the turtles thanks for sharing :)

2:18PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

T H A N K S !!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:15PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

thank you!

1:27PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

God bless you!

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