The number of nests made on North Karpaz beaches also shows a slight increase as compared to 1996. Charts 7 and 8 show the number of nests and false crawls by years.

It was observed that the number of false crawls (which did not result in nesting) is much higher than the number of nests. This was attributed to the facts that these beaches are very rocky, that few places are suitable to nesting, and to excessive pollution.

Chart 7: Nests on North Karpaz beaches by years


Chart 8: False crawls on North Karpaz beaches by years