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

Islands of Mataha and Bilang-Bilangan

Project Indonesia

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

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Mural painting

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

Friends Association

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

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Nesting green turtle; image by Kurt Amsler

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Videos

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).

News

Attention!

“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.

Information & Application
  • Camp Canto June 2017

Nesting saison 2017 on Boavista in full swing

August 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Nesting saison 2017 on Boavista in full swing

  • Exhibit adoption hawksbill turtles Senckenberg 2017

Turtle Foundation sponsors sea turtle exhibition in the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany

June 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Turtle Foundation sponsors sea turtle exhibition in the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany

  • Schülerprojekt Zirndorf März 2017

Student project for the Turtle Foundation in Zirndorf, Germany

March 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Student project for the Turtle Foundation in Zirndorf, Germany

  • Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings (image: Sapo Noticias, Cape Verde)

Members of the Cape Verdean parliament are concerned about local sea turtle conservation

March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Members of the Cape Verdean parliament are concerned about local sea turtle conservation