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 searching conservation volunteers for the sea turtle turtle nesting season 2018 on Boavista, Republic of Cape Verde!

Information & Application

For Boavista we also offer paid positions for active sea turtle conservationists: Camp coordinators, field coordinators, and one volunteer and one community coordinator each. More information here: Boavista Jobs

  • Building Lacacao 2018

Start of the nesting season 2018 on Boavista, Cape Verde

June 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Start of the nesting season 2018 on Boavista, Cape Verde

  • TAOLA 2018, Boavista, Cape Verde

National sea turtle conference TAOLA on Boavista, Cape Verde: High expectations for the new law for the protection of sea turtles

May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on National sea turtle conference TAOLA on Boavista, Cape Verde: High expectations for the new law for the protection of sea turtles

  • Dead fish on beach

Meat consumption threatens the oceans

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Meat consumption threatens the oceans

  • Chelonitoxism case Siberut 2018-02-18

Mass poisoning by sea turtle meat consumption – Three people died in Indonesia

February 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Mass poisoning by sea turtle meat consumption – Three people died in Indonesia