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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Please help protecting!

…because extinction is forever. Turtle Foundation is actively protecting sea turtles, and to do this we need your help. Donate now…
By adopting a sea turtle you support the urgently needed conservation work of the Turtle Foundation. Adopt a sea turtle…
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

Mijke de Waal volunteered for Turtle Foundation on Boavista, Cape Verde, in September 2018, after she accomplished the famous Four Days March of Nijmegen (“Vierdaagse”) in July of that year, which she dedicated to Turtle Foundation in form of a great fundraising campaign. She immortalised her memories of Boavista and her time at Camp Lacacão protecting endangered loggerhead sea turtles in this wonderful and atmospheric video.

In 2017, Turtle Foundation discovered a so far unknown nesting site of the critically endangered Northeast Indian Ocean leatherback sea turtles on Sipora, one of the Mentawai Islands off Sumatra, Indonesia. Unfortunately, the turtles there are heavily exploited for meat and eggs. Since December 2017 we are running an integrated protection project in collaboration with the local communities on Sipora to save the leatherbacks. For this project we are offering volunteering positions, please see this project description (PDF).

Please find more videos in our Youtube channel!

News

Jobs in Cape Verde available: We are looking for one project manager each for scientific fieldwork and administration/PR, as well as several camp and field coordinators:

Job Description Page

“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)