Archiv für den Monat: Juni 2011

Marine Park to be created on Boavista

Funding of 183 Million USD has been agreed to set up „Protected Areas“ to safeguard 47 Ecosystems in Cape Verde. As part of the project 7 „National Parks“ will be created including a Marine Park on Boa Vista.
Here is the article (in Portuguese): Projecto internacional prevê criação de Parques Naturais

Up and running…

This last week has been very busy for all of us. After a few days at Lacacão Camp for some training, and also for all the team members to get to know each other, the different teams parted and headed to their own project sites.

We are very pleased that we have been able to […]

von |Juni 29th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden|

A volunteer shares her photos

Kathrin Schulte volunteered with Turtle Foundation on Boavista last here. Here are some photos of her experience: photos from a volunteer

Team Cabo Verde (so far)

2011 Team almost complete!

First row (low): Domingos, Divaldo (coord. LCC), Ronny Cleyton, Ginshu (Dog), Christian Roder (coord. TF), Red (LCC), Joana (Coord. TF)

Second row (high): Wilson, Manu (coord. Boa Esp), João II, Nais (LCC), João I, Vasco, Joana Nicolau (coord. Fundo) (in front), Kevin Methuen (LCC), Amanda Dutra (coord. LCC), Batcha (Fundo) e Vitor […]

Some updates from the field on Boavista

From Joana Hancock:

June 26th: This week started the best way possible! The first nests have been recorded, two turtles have already been tagged. Life’s good! Last night, first turtle tagged in NORTE!

June 22nd: Yay! First nest recorded this morning in Boa Esperança!! And first nest recorded last night in Curral Velho!

Day before, it was […]

TURTLE FOUNDATION all set for a new season!

Turtle Foundation in Boa Vista island just finished setting the second of its three sea turtle protection base camps, and has officially started its season.

This year TF will protect the beaches of Curral Velho, Lacacão, Boa Esperança, Norte and Canto, ensuring that most of the nesting beaches along the north, northeast and south of […]

Some bad news

From Joana, our field coordinator on Boavista:

Some bad news… the first turtle has been caught and killed (ALREADY) on one of the beaches up in the north of the island. We are needing volunteers URGENTLY to help us in the Fundo das Figueiras project. We are due to start patrols on the 19th this […]

von |Juni 15th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden|

Relatório da Temporada 2010 já disponível!

Finalmente pusémos no nosso site o Relatório Final de temporada de 2010., para que aqueles interssados possam aceder.

Este documento contém básicamente um relato de tudo o que fizémos (ou tentámos fazer!) no último ano. O balanço final foi muito positivo, mas faltou muito para fazer… com a temporada de 2011 a arrancar hoje, só […]

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„At the end of May this year when my degree course was complete, I had a choice to make; stay […]

Countdown to the season start!

So plans are underway for the start of the season, and we’ve been busy! Setting up equipment, interviewing people, planning data collection and training, and so on, so on… and our first volunteer comes tomorrow!!!

Today we did our first survey of Boa Esperança beach… somewhat relieved that there are no signs of activity yet […]