Monthly Archives: July 2011


Three turtles equipped with satellite transmitters at Lacacão Beach

In the last week of July, Turtle Foundation Camp in Lacacão was invaded by this sense of mission, urgency and excitement! A research project, led by Dr. Christophe Eizaguirre and Victor Stiebens from the University of Kiel, a collaboration with Turtle Foundation and the INDP (National Institute of Fisheries Development), required the placement of three [...]

By | July 30th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

Jake Woodier report from Lacacão Camp

By Jake Woodier I arrived in Cape Verde without much of a clue of what I had volunteered for except that I would be taking part in hard, but very important work to protect Loggerhead Turtles which I knew are an endangered species. After landing at the airport I was picked up by Ukie of [...]

By | July 25th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

News from our colleagues in Sal: turtle saved from slaughter

A very lucky turtle was found by rangers in Sal who found her almost completely buried in the sand. The hunters would certainly have come back later to kill her. For pictures, see SOS Tartaruga's Facebook page.

By | July 24th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

Sea turtle research partnership

Great news! On July 18th a team of scientists arrived in Boavista, to carry on a very important sea turtle study. This research will be carried out by a partnership between the INDP and University of Kiel, with the collaboration of Turtle Foundation. We are very excited! Original posting from the INDP can be found [...]

By | July 20th, 2011|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Foundation visits projects in S. Nicolau

It was with great joy that Turtle foundation accepted the invitation of the Municipalities of Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal de S. Nicolau to attend a series of workshops that took place in São Nicolau island in the last weekend (1-2 July, 2011). São Nicolau is thought to be the forth most important island for loggerhead [...]

By | July 7th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, General|

Triple surprise for birthday team in Boa Esperança Camp!

This week was full of surprises for the Boa Esperança Camp. With three of its staff members celebrating their birthday around the same date, surely we had to throw some sort of celebration! The first surprise was on the 4th of July, when Julie and Ronny were on patrol on their birthday, and they tagged [...]

By | July 7th, 2011|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|