Yearly Archives: 2015

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2015 November report from Hana in Indonesia

Finally the rain season started in the beginning of November. We are very happy about it because the rain put an end to a long period of suffering: forest fires, air pollution, and haze struck Sumatra and Kalimantan very hard. The long dry season was also difficult for turtles and rangers: digging holes for the [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:24+01:00December 14th, 2015|General|

With sugar icing and sprinkles for the Turtle Foundation

This Christmas season we are again baking, decorating, and packaging 40 kilos (80 lbs) of chocolate biscuits, gingerbread, jammy dodgers, and other little goodies in the rooms of the Diving Club Bubbles in Schaan, Liechtenstein. The proceeds from the sale of these delicacies, shaped like little turtles, go entirely into the protection projects run by [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:24+01:00December 10th, 2015|General|

Turtle Foundation receives important environmental award

Last Friday, 6 November 2015, the Turtle Foundation was awarded with one of the prestigious environmental awards of the Binding Foundation. The Binding Foundation was founded in Schaan (Liechtenstein) by Dr. Karl Binding, a nephew of the founder of the Binding Brewery in Frankfurt (Germany), and by his wife Sophie Binding. Since 1986, each year [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:25+01:00November 8th, 2015|General|

The Turtle Times: October 2015 newsletter from the Turtle Foundation Team on Boavista, Cape Verde

Please enjoy the October issue of The Turtle Times from our team on Boavista! Happy reading! View/download The Turtle Times (English, PDF, 1.5 MB)

By |2018-06-16T09:27:58+01:00October 11th, 2015|General, Cape Verde|

Hurricane Fred: Beach camps on Boavista again operating

On Monday, 31 August 2015, a hurricane swept over Cape Verde. In the morning hours, on the Island of Boavista the storm reached peak wind speeds of 120–135 km (75–85 miles) per hour. On the southern coast, waves piled up to seven meters above sea level. The safety of our colleagues in the camps of [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:00:40+01:00September 9th, 2015|Cape Verde, General|

Hurricane Fred destroys beach camps on Boavista: A first report

On Monday morning, August 31, a hurricane swept through the islands of Cape Verde. On our project island, Boavista, the storm brought strong winds and heavy rainfall, causing major damage. The airport had to be closed, electricity and internet went down, trees were uprooted and roofs were blown off. As far as we know, fortunately, [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:25+01:00September 2nd, 2015|Cape Verde, General|

Hurricane Fred destroyed Turtle Foundation’s beach camps on Boavista

A hurricane passed through the Cape Verde Islands on Monday. On Boavista, the camps on Boa Esperanca and Lacacao beach were heavily damaged by the storm, tents were ripped in peaces and metal rods of tents and shadings were crushed. We are very lucky that nobody was injured and everybody is save. Currently we are [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:25+01:00September 1st, 2015|Cape Verde, General|

The Turtle Times: August 2015 newsletter from the Turtle Foundation Team on Boavista, Cape Verde

Please enjoy the August issue of The Turtle Times from our team on Boavista! Happy reading! View/download The Turtle Times (English, PDF, 2.9 MB) View/download O Jornal das Tartarugas (Portugese, PDF, 3.0 MB)  

By |2018-06-16T09:27:46+01:00August 26th, 2015|General|

The Turtle Times: July 2015 newsletter from the Turtle Foundation Team on Boavista, Cape Verde

Here you can view and download the July issue of The Turtle Times, the newsletter of our Team on Boaista, as PDF in English and Purtugese language. Happy reading! View/download The Turtle Times (English, PDF, 1.8 MB) View/download O Jornal das Tartarugas (Portugese, PDF, 1.8 MB)  

By |2018-06-16T09:27:22+01:00July 29th, 2015|General|

News (and more photos) from the field

Our Facebook page has lots of new pictures from the latest events in Boavista. We had a very nice mid-season celebration on September 2nd at Cabral beach. Finally the teams from all the camps got together for a Barbecue and a football competition. Click here for photos "Turtle Foundation Mid-Season BBQ 2012" School in Nature [...]

By |2015-07-29T17:50:53+01:00July 29th, 2015|Cape Verde, General|