Monthly Archives: May 2012

Conheça nosso Gerente de Projecto – Meet our nesting season Project Manager

É com alegria e orgulho que apresentamos o mais novo membro da equipa Turtle Foundation - Cabo Verde. José Eduino Tavares, mais conhecido como Barroso, desempenhará a função de gerente de projecto da temporada de desova e já encontra-se a trabalhar activamente na conservação das tartarugas marinhas de Cabo Verde. José Eduino M. Tavares é [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:49+01:00May 30th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

World Turtle Day celebrated in Mindelo

The World Turtle Day (23rd May) was very well celebrated in Mindelo, in a special event organized during the annual meeting of the Cape Verdean Sea Turtle Network, TAOLA. Schools, community and all the several organisations involved in sea turtle conservation in Cape Verde that were attending the TAOLA meeting celebrated together the World Turtle [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:49+01:00May 28th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Entrepreneurs of Cape Verde: Jacquie Cozens of SOS Tartarugas.

Check the interview that Jacquie Cozens of SOS Tartarugas, from Sal Island, did recently to the website Entrepreneurs of Cape Verde: If you want to know more about SOS Tartarugas' conservation work in Sal, check their blog: (Originally posted/written by: Amanda Dutra)

By |2019-09-25T15:01:50+01:00May 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Needed: Interns for morning patrols (Census)

Morning patrol/census interns will spend 75% of their time doing morning patrols and the 25% doing night patrols. Interns in this position will gain valuable experience in track identification and nest finding. Boa Esperança's team on the way to the beach of Agua Doce The accommodation will be at the camp of Lacacao [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:51+01:00May 10th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Jobs, Volunteers|

Who wants to be a leader for night patrols?

We are looking for individuals to teach volunteers the skills necessary to patrol at night. Experience is not necessary but helps, more important is enthusiasm and commitment. This position should be considered by people with interest in the subject and planning to stay for the majority of the season. The skills you will learn are [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:51+01:00May 7th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Jobs, Volunteers|

Berau Data online at The State of the World’s Sea Turtles

Thanks to Turtle Foundation's lead biologist, Dr. Thomas Reischig, our data on green sea turtle nesting in Berau from 2002-2010 is now on the global database. Please see the interactive map at State of the World's Sea Turtles. Under "Country and Region" click on West Pacific, then click on the red squares on the east [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:51+01:00May 7th, 2012|General|

Kids sell sea shells to help sea turtles

8 year old Alden loves sea turtles.  She wrote to Turtle Foundation to tell us she is doing a research project on loggerhead sea turtles, and is selling shells in her front yard to raise money to help us protect these amazing creatures.  She's already raised $12.25.  Here are some pictures of Alden and her [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:52+01:00May 6th, 2012|General, Volunteers|

Needed: Interns for tourism

Tourism interns will work closely with the Tourism Manager and volunteers on the beach of Lacacao. Interns duties will be to inform the general public of the protection polices and management techniques of the Turtle Foundation. Interns will also be expected to help with teaching locals how to run guided turtle tours in a sustainable and [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:52+01:00May 4th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Jobs, Volunteers|

Meet our Camp Coordinator: Joana Nicolau

(NOTE: English translation is below the Portuguese) Joana Nicolau, carinhosamente conhecida como Joaninha, retornará a Boavista para a coordenação de nossa base comunitária no Fundo das Figueiras, para dar continuidade ao excelente trabalho por ela desempenhado nesta comunidade durante a temporada de 2011. No texto abaixo, ela expõe suas motivações e impressões sobre a comunidade [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:52+01:00May 3rd, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|