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Triple surprise for birthday team in Boa Esperança Camp!

This week was full of surprises for the Boa Esperança Camp. With three of its staff members celebrating their birthday around the same date, surely we had to throw some sort of celebration! The first surprise was on the 4th of July, when Julie and Ronny were on patrol on their birthday, and they tagged [...]

By | Juli 7th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

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

By | Juni 28th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

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 [...]

By | Juni 28th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

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, [...]

By | Juni 27th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

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 [...]

By | Juni 22nd, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

VOLUNTEER FOR THE TURTLE FOUNDATION

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REALLY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL DURING YOUR HOLIDAYS? THEN WHY NOT BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR THE TURTLE FOUNDATION? READ WHAT FORMER VOLUNTEERS WROTE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE: "At the end of May this year when my degree course was complete, I had a choice to make; [...]

By | Juni 12th, 2011|Allgemein, Jobs, Kapverden, Volontäre|

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 [...]

By | Juni 11th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

More turtle art, more from our volunteers!

Besides being volunteer in the Turtle Foundation Projects, Sam Francis is also the director and designer of Dirty Graffix, a company specialized in clothing design. He created a t-shirt "inspired by the 1 in only 1000 baby turtles that make it to adulthood". Check it out:

By | Mai 10th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|

Sam Francis‘ blog about his volunteer experiences

Sam was a volunteer with Turtle Foundation last September (during the rainy season!). He's written a blog about his experiences - it's wonderful! Here are some excerpts: "My day to day life goes like this- wake up breakfast coffee swim read walk eat swim games sleep, then it gets to the evening and eat patrol [...]

By | Mai 6th, 2011|Allgemein, Kapverden, Volontäre|