The poaching of nesting sea turtles, the collection of their eggs, and the destruction of their habitats are threatening the survival of these fascinating and charismatic animals worldwide, which perform important functions in the ecology of our oceans. You can read about how Turtle Foundation faced the threats to the sea turtles in this special year marked by the Corona pandemic in our brief annual review. Please download it or view it directly in your browser by clicking on the following link:
Turtle Foundation PDF-Newsletter December 2020
Without anticipating too much: In our Boa Vista project we have again registered an increase in nesting activity – there was a new record in the number of nests! On the Indonesian island of Selaut Besar in West Sumatra, we have launched a new project to protect the rare leatherback turtles. In order to stop the trade in turtle shell products in Indonesia, we had to make program changes to our nationwide education campaign due to the pandemic. In East Borneo, we expanded protection of the green sea turtle in one of its most important nesting areas. Learn more about our work in our PDF newsletter.
Bild: Leatherback turtle with satellite tag on Selaut Besar, West Sumatra, Indonesia
“The Summer of your Life!”In our protection program on Boavista, Republic of Cape Verde, we are looking for volunteers!
On Boavista there are jobs available for active turtle conservationists: camp coordinators, field coordinators, and a volunteer coordinator.
Here you can download the bi-weekly newsletter of our Boavista team: Turtle Times