Dear friends and supporters of the Turtle Foundation, The year 2013 is about to end now and we would like to draw your attention to our popular Turtle Raffle, which we will hold in February 2014 for the fifth time. With a ticket for our raffle you not only have excellent chances to win one [...]
Here is a video that someone took when they came across leatherback hatchlings emerging from their nest. From the accent, it sounds like it is on the southern coast of the U.S., perhaps Florida? See how tiny they are? Adult leatherbacks can reach 8 feet in length and 500-2000 lbs weight! They are endangered throughout [...]
Turtle Foundation is holding its annual raffle to raise funds for our protection projects. As always, the prizes are fantastic. Only 200 tickets are sold, with 13 prizes and a total value of over $17000 USD, so the chances of winning are fairly high. Prizes include dive trips and dive gear. For full information check [...]
From Dr. Hiltrud Cordes, Project Manager/ October 2, 2013: Banjiiiiir! Dear turtle friends, last week I arrived in the town Tanjung Redeb, capital of Berau regency in East Kalimantan, where the head office of our project is based. We had a very good start with introducing a new accounting software. Our office staff Rachmad and [...]
Our crew for a beach clean-up at Estoril beach in Sal Rei We also did a clean-up activity in the "barracas" - a shanti-town area just outside Sal Rei More cleaning :) Here in the Ribeira de Rabil A participant of Turtle Foundation's poetry contest reads her turtle poem to the public [...]
On Tuesday night the rainy season finally found us. Hurricane Humberto, who later hit the US coast, was forming and getting angry just a few 100 kilometers off the Cape Verde archipelago. Boavista only received some heavy rain - but enough to take down the improvised bridge, that has been in place since last years [...]
Since one year now the Turtle Foundation is operating in Cape Verde as a nationally registered and approved charity. We are happy and proud to celebrate our first birthday as " Fundação Tartaruga". Here some pics from our birthday party last weekend at Boa Esperança campsite.
Turtle Foundation has been partnering with a research organization from Kiel, Germany for the last couple seasons, including satellite tagging turtles and collecting skin samples for population genetics. You can read about the results of some of the research on our website.
...last week we organized our first Kids Activity Day of the season together with our partner NGO Natura 2000 and the Protected Areas Management of Boavista. Porto Ferreira beach, a protected Area patrolled by Natura 2000 was turned into a outdoor playground for the schoolkids from the villages of Norte, who learned about nature protection [...]
Our project is now up and running since two weeks. Time to show you what we have been doing so far. We will keep you updated with some impressions from our different project sites - starting today with the Lacacao camp. Previously in Lacacao beach camp A presentation about tourism development on [...]