Monthly Archives: May 2011

Turtle Foundation receives grant from Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Turtle Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have received a SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund grant in support of our loggerhead conservation project in Cape Verde. This fund has granted over 6 million dollars to more than 500 projects worldwide for wildlife conservation, research and education. We are happy to be associated with [...]

By | May 26th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Foundation supports new turtle project in Boavista

We are proud to announce that in 2011 season, Turtle Foundation will support a community project aimed at the protection of the turtles nesting in the 3 Km long Varandinha beach, in south Boa Vista. In late 2009, our team visited the beach of Varandinha, one of the prettiest in the island, to find more [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

New hotel RIU – TOUAREG is now open in Lacacão beach

It was about a week ago that the controversial new hotel in Lacacão beach was inaugurated and welcomed their first guests.   Built in one of the most important nesting sites of the Loggerhead sea turtle in Cape Verde, Lacacão beach, its construction phase caused many environmental and social impacts in the island, and was [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|General, Cape Verde|

More turtle art, more from our volunteers!

Besides being volunteer in the Turtle Foundation Projects, Sam Francis is also the director and designer of Dirty Graffix, a company specialized in clothing design. He created a t-shirt "inspired by the 1 in only 1000 baby turtles that make it to adulthood". Check it out:

By | May 10th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

Study looks at risk of pollution for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

THE NEW YORK TIMES , April 25, 2011 Migrating Sea Turtles Pick Up More Pollution By NICHOLAS BAKALAR One of the many threats loggerhead sea turtles face is man-made pollution, but the extent of the risk is a question. To begin to look for the answer scientists have measured contaminants in the blood of a [...]

By | May 6th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

More turtle art

My grandmother, an artist, has been doing some work inspired by the oil spill. Her name is Olga Seem, and here are two of her latest works, called "Crude Attack." Other recent work, ocean related, can be seen here.

By | May 6th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

Sam Francis’ blog about his volunteer experiences

Sam was a volunteer with Turtle Foundation last September (during the rainy season!). He's written a blog about his experiences - it's wonderful! Here are some excerpts: "My day to day life goes like this- wake up breakfast coffee swim read walk eat swim games sleep, then it gets to the evening and eat patrol [...]

By | May 6th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|