Turtle Foundation – An initiative for the protection of the endangered sea turtles
Since 2000: Rangers are protecting green turtle nesting islands in the Derawan archipelago.
Project Cape Verde
Since 2008: Turtle Foundation is protecting almost 30 km of nesting beaches on Boavista in Cape Verde.
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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).
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:
Job in Cape Verde: Project Manager for Scientific Field Work
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):
“The Summer of your Life!” We are searching conservation volunteers for the sea turtle turtle nesting season 2019 on Boavista, Republic of Cape Verde!
Here you can download the bi-weekly newsletter of our Boavista team: Turtle Times
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)