Cyprus clifftop villas raise fears for endangered seals

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In a string of caves along the coast of Cyprus, a colony of monk seals — the most endangered mammals in the Mediterranean — has found refuge.

But now environmentalists and residents are accusing developers of endangering the seals’ habitat, by building luxury villas on top of the caves.

Numbering only around 300 in the Mediterranean, they were christened “monk seals” in the late eighteenth century by a scientist who thought they bore a resemblance to a monk dressed in a hood.

Most are found in Greek waters. But tucked under...

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Cyprus clifftop villas raise fears for endangered seals

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