On Sunday, 19 March 2017, our Turtle Foundation Friends member Klaus Bock, teacher for Biology at the junior Highschool in Zirndorf near Nuremberg, organized together with students of his research class a project to support the Turtle Foundation. During the spring festival in Zirndorf, when shops were exceptionally open on Sunday, children from the […]
Recently, Cape Verdean politicians expressed their concern about the protection of the local sea turtles in an article of the local news website SAPO NOTÍCIAS. We are very pleased that this issue in Cape Verde finally is increasingly present in the public debate, and we hope very much that the protection of sea turtles […]
The last week of January was like a little trade fair marathon: from 21 to 29 January on the BOOT in Düsseldorf and from 26 to 29 January at the travel fair FESPO in Zurich, our teams from Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein informed interested visitors the threats and the protection of the sea turtles. […]
This year the Turtle Foundation is again present at two big international fairs:
From 21 to 29 January we will be at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show (Boot Düsseldorf) in Germany. You will find us at the booth of the Association of German Scuba Divers (VDST) in hall 3, booth B53.
From 26 to 29 January […]
The turtles living today don’t have teeth. Turtles have, of course, evolved from toothed ancestors, but it is also known from research on their developmental biology and from investigations of fossils that turtles lost their teeth a very long time ago. Up to now the “youngest” known toothed turtle lived about 190 million years […]
PROFAUNA Borneo and Berau Marine Affairs and Fisheries Service have been busy visiting schools in the coast of Berau to educate students about sea turtle conservation. The programs carried out during October 2016 also involved the Turtle Foundation and its project partner for the implementation of the island protection program, BLB.
The education programs are […]
PROFAUNA News: Officials seized hundreds of sea turtle shell-based souvenirs from market in Berau, East Kalimantan
Despite being strongly forbidden by law, sea turtle shell-based souvenirs are still widely sold in Berau, especially those made from the Hawksbill Sea Turtle’s shell. Our Indonesian partner organization PROFAUNA Borneo investigated Adji Dilayas Market, Berau, East Kalimantan, on 16 October and found eight shops selling large quantities of these illegal souvenirs.
The finding was […]
Here you find the September issue of Turtle Times, the newsletter of our team on Boavista for download. Again, exciting reports about our ongoing project are awaiting you. These are the headlines:
MAVA Foundation visits Boa Vista: One of our main partners and sponsors visits our sea turtle conservation project.
Rescued Hatchlings: Another sad […]
After a rather silent start of this years’s nesting season of the loggerhead turtles on the beaches of Boavista in June we suddenly got big work to do: Turtles landed in high quantities every night on the beaches we are protecting on Boavista. Now it was to patrol the nesting beaches all night and […]
Here you find the August issue of Turtle Times, the newsletter of our team on Boavista for download. Again, exciting reports about our ongoing project are awaiting you. These are the headlines:
Turtle Foundation party
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Turtle Foundation friends – Natura 2000