Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

First report of olive ridley sea turtle nesting on Boa Vista!

In the morning hours of Sunday, 11 August 2014, our beach patrolling team on the north-west coast of Boavista, Cape Verde, made a sensational discovery: An olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) crawled ashore and started to dig her nest as if this would be the most normal thing in the world. However, this species [...]

By | August 22nd, 2014|Allgemein, Kapverden|

Former dynamite fisherman now protects the reef

Abdul Karim Laing used to be a bomb fisherman. “I started in 1990,” he explains. “My friend was catching a lot of fish – it turned out he was using dynamite and he taught me. I got good at it.” Laing lives in a tiny village called Berungus in Sabah province, on the north coast [...]

By | Juli 2nd, 2014|Allgemein|

Turtle Foundation won the Green Project Award in Cape Verde!

The winners of the 1st edition of the GreenProject Awards (GPA) in Cape Verde were officially announced on May 10. The gala to announce the projects that stood out for good environmental practices was taking place in the Grand Hall of the National Assembly. Dozens of projects participated in this contest of environment friendly practices, [...]

By | Juni 6th, 2014|Allgemein, Allgemein, Kapverden|

HAPPY WORLD TURTLE DAY 2014!

Turtle Foundation Extra News May 2014 Did you know that today is World Turtle Day? This special day was initiated by the American Tortoise Rescue, an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of tortoises and turtles, and announced in 2000 by the Humane Society International, the largest animal welfare organization worldwide. This day [...]

By | Mai 23rd, 2014|Allgemein|

Turtle Foundation Announces Crowdfunding Partnership with LoveAnimals.org

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the crowdfunding website, LoveAnimals.org and we would love to have your help. LoveAnimals.org helps organizations like Turtle Foundation raise money for critically needed projects. For a small donation (think $10 or less) you can make a huge difference. Here’s how you can help: Visit: http://www.loveanimals.org/sea-turtle-protection.html and [...]

By | März 29th, 2014|Allgemein|

A heartening sign

Former NBA star Yao Ming recently delivered a petition during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) asking China’s government to ban sales of ivory. He said, "When the buying stops, the killing can, too" Thank you, Yao Ming. http://www.wildaid.org/program/yao-ming-says-no-ivory-and-rhino-horn

By | März 25th, 2014|Allgemein|

Turtle Foundation at the BOOT Düsseldorf

The Turtle Foundation is present at the BOOT in Düsseldorf (Internationale Bootsaustellung Düsseldorf), the world’s largest fair for boats & water sports. You find us from 18.01.–26.01.2014 at the stand of the VDST (Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher, Association of German Scuba Divers) in hall 3, stand B53/B54. Please visit us and take the opportunity to speak [...]

By | Januar 20th, 2014|Allgemein|