Turtle Foundation – An initiative for the protection of endangered sea turtles

Nesting islands of green turtles in the Derawan archipelago

Project Indonesia

Since 2000: Rangers are protecting green turtle nesting islands in the Derawan archipelago.

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Children on Boavista drawing turtle murals

Project Cape Verde

Since 2008: Turtle Foundation is protecting almost 30 km of nesting beaches on Boavista in Cape Verde.

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Turtle Foundation Friends Association

Friends Association

Become a member of the Turtle Foundation Friends Association! The association is open to everybody.

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Note: Luisa was an urgent emergency case that required quick and partly improvised measures under non-ideal conditions. If you are confronted with similar cases and there is no possibility to pass the turtle to a specialized facility, we recommend reading this manual from WIDECAST (link).


“The Summer of your Life!” We are still offering conservation volunteering opportunities for the sea turtle turtle nesting season 2017 on Boavista, Republic of Cape Verde.
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