Yearly Archives: 2012


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|

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|

9-year old makes eco-friendly turtle gifts and helps save turtles

Fabio Scognamiglio is young, creative, and concerned about the earth and its creatures. He makes beautiful turtles from walnut shells and plasticine, and donates a portion of the sales of his home-made gifts to Turtle Foundation, to help us protect and conserve sea turtles. His sister helps, too, making friendship bracelets. We are proud and [...]

By |2015-08-11T14:24:08+01:00March 31st, 2012|General, Volunteers|

Photo of the Day: Watercolor from “Save Green Sea Turtles”

Sea turtle watercolor. Compliments of "Save Green Sea Turtles!" Check them out on Facebook . Also don't forget, the Turtle Foundation is seeking highly motivated individuals who would like to participate in our sea turtle conservation program for Volunteer and Internship Opportunities at our Boa Vista, Cape Verde project between 15th June and 1st November [...]

By |2019-08-09T09:15:29+01:00March 29th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Jobs, Volunteers|

Turtle Foundation no “Minuto Verde” / Turtle Foundation on the “Minuto Verde”

Na semana passada, recebemos a visita da equipa da QUERCUS, maior associação ambiental de Portugal, para a gravação de um episódio de sua rubrica televisiva "Minuto Verde", exibida todos os dias úteis no programa Bom Dia Portugal, da RTP1. Sara Campos, João Luís Azevedo e Francisco Ferreira estiveram connosco na praia da Boa Esperança, onde [...]

By |2015-08-11T14:24:57+01:00March 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Volunteers|

Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

Dear friends of the Turtle Foundation, On the Capeverdian Islands nesting season of the Loggerhead sea turtle will start again very soon. That’s also the time when our beach patrols on Boavista will be urgently needed. We wouldn’t be able to conduct our successful conservation work without the help of international VOLUNTEERS. We are now [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:57+01:00March 20th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, Jobs, Volunteers|