Kaptan June's bounty

A conservation project in recognition of the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation (established in February 2011), and its extraordinary founder June Haimoff (MBE).

For over twenty-five years, Essex-born Ms Haimoff has fought to protect the sea turtle (primarily the Loggerhead Turtle [Caretta caretta]) breeding grounds centred around the Dalyan River Basin, Turkey. With support from a variety of patrons, including Sir David Bellamy and Prince Philip (under his role as President of the WWF), her work has resulted in Dalyan/Iztuzu Beach becoming a Specially Protected Area (SEPA).

These works were commissioned by Cafe Ines, 587 Green Lanes, London.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.