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

Project Indonesia

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

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Project Cape Verde

Since 2008: Turtle Foundation is protecting almost 30 km of nesting beaches on Boavista in Cape Verde.

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Friends Association

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

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Newsletter

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…because extinction is forever. Turtle Foundation is actively protecting sea turtles, and to do this we need your help. Donate now…
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We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic volunteers, interns and staff members for our project during the nesting season on Boavista Island! Apply now…
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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

On Sunday, 3 February 2019, the Turtle Foundation Liechtenstein will carry out the big Turtle Foundation Raffle, which has almost reached cult status in the diving community, for the 10th time! This year, there are 34 prizes worth approx. 35,000 CHF / 31,000 EUR / 35,000 USD to win! All proceeds go directly to our conservation projects. At the Zurich travel fair FESPO, where the raffle will take place, we will celebrate our anniversary together with the 20th anniversary of the diving tour operator WeDive, without whose great initiative and support the raffle would not exist.
More information about the raffle and the form for online ticket purchase can be found here:

Turtle Foundation Raffle

Attention!

Job in Cape Verde: Project Manager for Scientific Field Work

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Opportunity for volunteer work in our new leatherback turtle conservation project on Sipora, West Sumatra, in Indonesia! Download the project description here (PDF, ca. 2,6 MB):

Project description Sipora

“The Summer of your Life!” We are searching conservation volunteers for the sea turtle turtle nesting season 2019 on Boavista, Republic of Cape Verde!

Information & Application

Here you can download the bi-weekly newsletter of our Boavista team: Turtle Times

Recent posts:

  • Nesting loggerhead turtle

Why there could be much fewer sea turtles than previously assumed – and how this might affect our work, too

September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Why there could be much fewer sea turtles than previously assumed – and how this might affect our work, too

  • Loggerhead turtle bycatch victim

Financed by European taxpayers: Industrial fisheries kill countless sea birds and sea turtles

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Financed by European taxpayers: Industrial fisheries kill countless sea birds and sea turtles

  • Blog 2018 06

“No stress!” – My Summer with Turtle Foundation

June 25th, 2018|Comments Off on “No stress!” – My Summer with Turtle Foundation

  • Blog 2018 06

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

Turtle Foundation USA is registered as a charitable nonprofit organization according to USC 26 § 501 (c)(3). The registration number is UBI 602642586.
Turtle Foundation Germany: Trust foundation under German law, tax-exempt due to non-profit status according to the exemption notice of the tax office Köln-Süd dated 20.10.2017. Tax number: 219/5891/2089
Turtle Foundation Switzerland: Non-profit, tax-exempt foundation under Swiss law. Registration number: CH-320.7.059.335-7
Turtle Foundation Liechtenstein: Non-profit, tax-exempt foundation with its own legal personality pursuant to Art. 552 §§ 1 ff. of the Liechtenstein Person and Company Law (PGR)