Monthly Archives: April 2012


And the Archie Carr Student Award goes to…

We would like to give a big congratulations to Joana Hancock, who was awarded the Archie Carr Student Award for best Conservation poster by the International Sea Turtle Society, with her thesis results: "Drivers of the illegal trade and consumption of sea turtle products in Cape Verde - Are we taking the right approach?". The [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:52+01:00April 20th, 2012|General|

The Benefits of Marine Protected Areas

Save Green Sea Turtles Marine Protected Areas (MPA) around the world are showing what a little environmental stewardship can do! MPAs are government or NGO regulated areas in tropical waters and coastal seas around the world that restrict human activity, providing a safe haven for all types of oceanic wildlife. As study last [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:53+01:00April 12th, 2012|General|

Nesting season just around the corner

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, sporting a new flipper tag, returning to the ocean after nesting on Boa Vista Photo by Stephanie Köhnk photo at Quick Facts about Loggerheads: 1. Most loggerheads nesting occurs in warm temperate and subtropical areas. 2. Every 10 to 15 days females come ashore at night build nests and lay eggs. [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:53+01:00April 3rd, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Sea Turtles Stranded on Beaches Increasing

Warmer ocean temperatures are being blamed for the large number of stranded sea turtles being found on the beaches of Georgia. Through the first 12 weeks of 2012 25 turtles have been stranded, more than double the number in a typical year. See the article HERE. (Originally posted/written by: Aaron Dumas)

By |2019-08-09T09:15:20+01:00April 2nd, 2012|General|