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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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!
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:
“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)