Ramla Bay Restoration: Environmental Cleanup and Turtle Liberation

The Eko Skola committee members of Gozo College Rabat Primary School, initiated a remarkable display of environmental stewardship. They organised a clean up initiative of the Ramla Bay, situated in the Maltese islands. The initiative saw a large number of participation of grandparents and parents in support of the young environmentalist. 

Exploring Ramla Bay 

Ramla Bay, nestled on Gozo’s northern coast, boasts golden sands and crystal-clear waters, attracting visitors seeking pristine natural beauty. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, it offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. The bay’s serene ambiance makes it a popular destination for relaxation and leisure activities. Its shallow waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, allowing visitors to explore vibrant marine life. Ramla Bay’s rich history and cultural significance add to its allure, with nearby archaeological sites dating back to Roman times. Conservation efforts aim to preserve its ecological integrity for future generations to enjoy.

The Ramla Clean Up Drive 

The motto of the event was to promote environmental conservation and awareness. The occasion turned out to be a huge success. The volunteers were sleeved up with gloves, a sense of duty and trash bags. They meticulously cleaned the beach, by collecting the dirt and litter. Additionally the volunteers ensured that the area remains pristine for the tourists as well as the locals to enjoy. 

Along with this three rehabilitated loggerhead turtles were released back into their natural habitat . They were named as Liam, Daisy and Eva respectively. Earlier the turtles were in care and trust of the Nature Trust organisation. 

This successful clean-up activity along with the release of loggerhead turtles, highlighted people’s commitment. This showed us the resilience, commitment and hard work of the Ego Skola committee. The event also bore witness to the supportive community of parents under the guidance of teachers, Sue Ellen Attard and Jesse Mercieca. 

Majestic Loggerhead Turtles: Guardians of the Ocean

Loggerhead turtles, scientifically known as Caretta caretta, are among the largest of all sea turtle species. They inhabit oceans worldwide, with nesting sites primarily in the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and Indian Ocean regions. These magnificent creatures play a crucial role in marine ecosystems, helping maintain healthy sea grass beds and coral reefs.

Loggerheads are easily recognisable by their reddish-brown shells and powerful jaws, which they use to crush crustaceans and mollusks. Despite their impressive size, loggerheads face numerous threats, including habitat loss, pollution, and accidental capture in fishing gear. Conservation efforts are underway globally to protect these iconic sea turtles and ensure their survival for future generations to marvel at their beauty and importance to marine ecosystems.


Ramla Bay cleanup and turtle release demonstrate collective action’s power in preserving habitats and protecting species. Volunteers restored the bay’s beauty and supported marine life. The turtle release symbolizes hope for the future. Conservation efforts ensure vibrant ecosystems for all.

The community’s efforts in Ramla Bay signify a shared commitment to environmental stewardship. Volunteers dedicated themselves to restoring the bay’s natural beauty. Their actions demonstrate the positive impact of grassroots initiatives. Releasing turtles back into the wild signifies progress. It serves as a reminder of our responsibility to protect endangered species. By prioritising sustainability, we ensure a brighter future.

Rajlaxmi Deshmukh
Rajlaxmi Deshmukh
Rajlaxmi Deshmukh is a Political Science Expert with Keen Interest in Geopolitics. She was working with a Think Tank Based in Pune before she joined News Interpretation in the capacity of Geo Political Editor.
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