Yearly Archives: 2012

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Globe Trotting with Turtles, by Claire Tanner

Claire Tanner was our Research Assistant in Lacacao camp this season. She has just left the Loggerheads in Cape Verde to help out another sea turtle conservation project in Ghana - all after coming from 3 months of work in the Leatherback season in Costa Rica! Tireless, Claire gave an invaluable contribution to our project [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 28th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, General|

Tempestade atinge Boavista – Storm reaches Boavista

Boa Vista: Ponte Ribeira d’água cai e deixa populações isoladas 26 Setembro 2012 Fonte: Boa Vista: Ponte Ribeira d’água cai e deixa populações isoladas26 Setembro 2012 A ponte de Ribeira d’Água, na Boa Vista, caiu na manhã desta quarta-feira, na sequência das fortes chuvas ocorridas durante a madrugada na ilha. Com a estrada cortada, está [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Foundation supports initiative for the development of horticulture in Cape Verde

"Cabo Verde Seeds Experience" is a French association which aims to assist the development of horticulture in Cape Verde, first and mainly in Boavista Island. Turtle Foundation had the pleasure of meeting the founding members Nicolas Prévost and Chrystelle Fabre during their visit to Boavista last July. We helped them to find the right partners [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Scientists Analyze Loggerhead Sea Turtle Blood to Reveal Migration Route

From: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3515-tracking-loggerhead-sea-turtles.html Blood Tests Show Where Loggerhead Turtles Go OurAmazingPlanet Staff - Sep 21, 2012 11:34 AM ET Every year, thousands of endangered loggerhead sea turtles crawl ashore at Florida's Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge to lay eggs before dragging their leathery bodies back into the sea. But where they go after their trek isn't [...]

By |2019-08-09T09:15:06+01:00September 25th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

2012 School in Nature starts!

School in Nature has started last weekend. A great team was involved in its organization and thanks to it, the first of the 5 youth camps was a success. A big thanks to Isaac and Rita (renewable energy students, TF volunteers for 4 weeks and special guests in School in Nature), Yanick (School in Nature [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:48+01:00August 8th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Turtles nesting all over Boavista

Turtles are nesting in extraordinary numbers throughout Boavista this season, so much so that even the beaches around Sal Rei are receiving nesting turtles every night. This remarkable development deserves a special protection strategy. The Turtle Foundation team was eager to get involved in this new challenge and support local initiatives! Mr Roque and [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:48+01:00August 8th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

SEASON UPDATE: news from the field

Lots of things happening since the beginning of the season. Here goes an update of what we have been doing lately. Lets start with the TAOLA meeting (Capeverdean Sea Turtle Network), held in Mindelo in May 22, 23 and 24. The network was finally formalized, counts now with the necessary statute. The board members were [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:48+01:00July 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

The turtles have arrived!!

Last night, the first activities in our beaches were recorded, a nest in Ponta Pesqueiro and a track in Curral Velho! The teams in the camps are very excited about the next night patrols and the volunteers are now looking forward to see their first nesting turtles. Pictures and more news soon! (Originally posted/written by: [...]

By |2015-08-11T14:14:37+01:00June 20th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|