Yearly Archives: 2012


Meet our Camp Coordinator: Joana Nicolau

(NOTE: English translation is below the Portuguese) Joana Nicolau, carinhosamente conhecida como Joaninha, retornará a Boavista para a coordenação de nossa base comunitária no Fundo das Figueiras, para dar continuidade ao excelente trabalho por ela desempenhado nesta comunidade durante a temporada de 2011. No texto abaixo, ela expõe suas motivações e impressões sobre a comunidade [...]

By | Mai 3rd, 2012|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

Volunteers and Interns still needed!

Nesting season is approaching fast and we still have places available for volunteers and interns in our sea turtle conservation project on Boavista, Cape Verde. Come and help us to protect the nesting turtles and the hatchlings from poaching and all kinds of disturbances such as littering, light pollution, vehicles on the nesting beaches, etc. [...]

By | Mai 2nd, 2012|Allgemein, Jobs, Kapverden, Volontäre|

And the Archie Carr Student Award goes to…

We would like to give a big congratulations to Joana Hancock, who was awarded the Archie Carr Student Award for best Conservation poster by the International Sea Turtle Society, with her thesis results: "Drivers of the illegal trade and consumption of sea turtle products in Cape Verde - Are we taking the right approach?". The [...]

By | April 20th, 2012|Allgemein|

The Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Save Green Sea Turtles Marine Protected Areas (MPA) around the world are showing what a little environmental stewardship can do! MPAs are government or NGO regulated areas in tropical waters and coastal seas around the world that restrict human activity, providing a safe haven for all types of oceanic wildlife. As study last [...]

By | April 12th, 2012|Allgemein|

Nesting season just around the corner

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, sporting a new flipper tag, returning to the ocean after nesting on Boa Vista Photo by Stephanie Köhnk photo at Quick Facts about Loggerheads: 1. Most loggerheads nesting occurs in warm temperate and subtropical areas. 2. Every 10 to 15 days females come ashore at night build nests and lay eggs. [...]

By | April 3rd, 2012|Allgemein, Kapverden|

Sea Turtles Stranded on Beaches Increasing

Warmer ocean temperatures are being blamed for the large number of stranded sea turtles being found on the beaches of Georgia. Through the first 12 weeks of 2012 25 turtles have been stranded, more than double the number in a typical year. See the article HERE. (Originally posted/written by: Aaron Dumas)

By | April 2nd, 2012|Allgemein|

Turtle Foundation’s Annual Meeting in Liechtenstein

Turtle Foundation held our annual meeting in Liechtenstein over the weekend of March 22-24th. (The majority of our group lives in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Germany, so it's closer for most people to meet there). The wonderful food cooked by Gigi and Margrit was surpassed only by the company - some of us only get to [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|Allgemein, Indonesien, Kapverden, Volontäre|

9-year old makes eco-friendly turtle gifts and helps save turtles

Fabio Scognamiglio is young, creative, and concerned about the earth and its creatures. He makes beautiful turtles from walnut shells and plasticine, and donates a portion of the sales of his home-made gifts to Turtle Foundation, to help us protect and conserve sea turtles. His sister helps, too, making friendship bracelets. We are proud and [...]

By | März 31st, 2012|Allgemein, Volontäre|

Photo of the Day: Watercolor from „Save Green Sea Turtles“

Sea turtle watercolor. Compliments of "Save Green Sea Turtles!" Check them out on Facebook . Also don't forget, the Turtle Foundation is seeking highly motivated individuals who would like to participate in our sea turtle conservation program for Volunteer and Internship Opportunities at our Boa Vista, Cape Verde project between 15th June and 1st November [...]

By | März 29th, 2012|Allgemein, Allgemein, Jobs, Kapverden, Volontäre|

Turtle Foundation no „Minuto Verde“ / Turtle Foundation on the „Minuto Verde“

Na semana passada, recebemos a visita da equipa da QUERCUS, maior associação ambiental de Portugal, para a gravação de um episódio de sua rubrica televisiva "Minuto Verde", exibida todos os dias úteis no programa Bom Dia Portugal, da RTP1. Sara Campos, João Luís Azevedo e Francisco Ferreira estiveram connosco na praia da Boa Esperança, onde [...]

By | März 26th, 2012|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|