Monthly Archives: September 2015


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|