Yearly Archives: 2011


Cape Verde: African good news story – on BBC

"The remarkable economic and political progress of Cape Verde is seen as a blueprint for the rest of Africa, writes BBC Today programme presenter Evan Davis after a visit to the tiny island state.   Contrary to the impression you might have had of African nations, here is one where democracy flourishes I have to [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:59+01:00December 31st, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

New Turtle Foundation mural painting at the main-place of Sal Rei/ Boa Vista

Looking at the run-down walls of the main square in Sal Rei, we decided it was time to repaint an old mural we had done in 2008 in front of the kid's corner, this time with an image of underwater-sea-life with sea turtles, fish, corals etc to remind everyone of the beauty and importance of [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:00+01:00December 20th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

Second tropical sea turtle washes up on Vancouver Island

from CTV news: An endangered green sea turtle died early Monday at the Vancouver Aquarium after being rescued four nights earlier on Vancouver Island. The tropical turtle was found Wednesday and is the second in a week to wash up on the shores of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Tofino. Scientists are baffled [...]

By |2015-08-11T14:39:13+01:00December 10th, 2011|General|

Lost Kemp’s Ridley turtle swims from Gulf to Netherlands

To see video of this story, go to: Johnny the Kemp's Ridley Turtle The following text comes from Live Science: When Johnny Vasco de Gama showed up in the Netherlands three years ago, he was a nameless, frigid sea turtle with little chance of surviving much longer in the icy waters of the North Sea. [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:00+01:00December 7th, 2011|General|

Turtle Foundation lottery to benefit sea turtles

It’s time again: LOTTERY ON BEHALF OF THE SEA TURTLES – COME JOIN IN Due to the big success of our lottery on behalf of the sea turtles in 2010 and 2011, TURTLE FOUNDATION and SOS Seaturtles (founded by the famous underwater photographer Kurt Amsler) are doing it again this year. This year again 100% [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:00+01:00December 7th, 2011|General, Volunteers|

Radio broadcast in Germany about Turtle Foundation’s Cape Verde project

In September a German journalist was visiting Cape Verde and did a radio broadcast about Turtle Foundation's volunteers working to save the loggerhead turtles. It's only 4 minutes, and it gives a great description of our work and our goals: Give a listen: Radio broadcast about Turtle Foundation (Link to broadcast expired since July 2017)

By |2017-08-08T09:27:32+01:00November 5th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, General, Volunteers|

Season wrap up

(Unten ist die Übersetzung ins Deutsche) November is approaching, and it is time to pack and say goodbye to the turtles this year. Looking back into the season, we believe we can be proud of the results achieved; the 2011 season was, by far, our most successful one. Although it had a grim start (we [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:01+01:00October 26th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

Photos from our 2011 season on Boavista, Cape Verde

Joana has posted some photos on Facebook from our work during the 2011 nesting season on Boavista. Here are a couple, but you should check out the album on Facebook. They will make you want to go there . . . and we're looking forward to seeing you there! Turtle Foundation Cape Verde photos 2011 [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:01+01:00October 4th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|