Yearly Archives: 2016

/2016

Toothed turtles survived longer than scientists thought

The turtles living today don’t have teeth. Turtles have, of course, evolved from toothed ancestors, but it is also known from research on their developmental biology and from investigations of fossils that turtles lost their teeth a very long time ago. Up to now the “youngest” known toothed turtle lived about 190 million years ago, [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:21+01:00December 4th, 2016|Biology, General|

PROFAUNA News: Sea turtle conservation education at the coasts of Berau

PROFAUNA Borneo and Berau Marine Affairs and Fisheries Service have been busy visiting schools in the coast of Berau to educate students about sea turtle conservation. The programs carried out during October 2016 also involved the Turtle Foundation and its project partner for the implementation of the island protection program, BLB. The education programs are [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:21+01:00October 26th, 2016|General, Indonesia|

PROFAUNA News: Officials seized hundreds of sea turtle shell-based souvenirs from market in Berau, East Kalimantan

Despite being strongly forbidden by law, sea turtle shell-based souvenirs are still widely sold in Berau, especially those made from the Hawksbill Sea Turtle's shell. Our Indonesian partner organization PROFAUNA Borneo investigated Adji Dilayas Market, Berau, East Kalimantan, on 16 October and found eight shops selling large quantities of these illegal souvenirs. The finding was [...]

By |2016-12-10T17:12:18+01:00October 18th, 2016|Indonesia|

Turtle Times: September 2016 newsletter from our team on Boavista, Cape Verde

Here you find the September issue of Turtle Times, the newsletter of our team on Boavista for download. Again, exciting reports about our ongoing project are awaiting you. These are the headlines: MAVA Foundation visits Boa Vista: One of our main partners and sponsors visits our sea turtle conservation project. Rescued Hatchlings: Another sad example [...]

By |2018-06-16T09:28:49+01:00October 5th, 2016|General, Cape Verde|

Boavista: Still high nesting numbers despite near end of season

After a rather silent start of this years’s nesting season of the loggerhead turtles on the beaches of Boavista in June we suddenly got big work to do: Turtles landed in high quantities every night on the beaches we are protecting on Boavista. Now it was to patrol the nesting beaches all night and protect [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:22+01:00September 18th, 2016|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Times: August 2016 newsletter from the Turtle Foundation team on Boavista, Cape Verde

Here you find the August issue of Turtle Times, the newsletter of our team on Boavista for download. Again, exciting reports about our ongoing project are awaiting you. These are the headlines: Turtle Foundation party First hatchlings! A different way to help Turtle Foundation friends – Natura 2000 Turtle Rescue Volunteer arrivals Edible plastic Heat [...]

By |2018-06-16T09:28:14+01:00September 9th, 2016|General, Cape Verde|

New speedboat for Turtle Foundation’s protection project on the Derawan islands

We purchased a new speedboat for our sea turtle protection project in the Derawan archipelago in the waters of eastern Borneo, Indonesia. The boat was urgently needed for the transportation of our rangers and logistic supply to and from our project islands Bilang-Bilangan and Mataha, where we continuously protect nesting beaches of the green sea [...]

By |2016-09-02T19:28:28+01:00August 30th, 2016|General, Indonesia|

4,600 poached sea turtle eggs confiscated in Tanjung Redeb, Borneo

Last Friday, 28 August, the police of Tanjung Redeb (District of Berau, East Borneo, Indonesia) provided an important blow against illegal sea turtle egg trade. The police confiscated about 4,600 turtle eggs and arrested a suspect who was about to prepare the eggs for further smuggling. The suspect is expecting considerable fines, and we hope [...]

By |2016-08-30T13:30:27+01:00August 30th, 2016|General, Indonesia|

Boavista: Disoriented turtle female rescued from danger of death by overheating

A few days ago was one of our teams on Boavista, which did the daily counts of nesting activities of the night ago (“morning census”) on the beach of Curral Velho, found a disoriented loggerhead sea turtle female that wandered around aimlessly in the dunes far from the sea. Obviously, after nesting in the last [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:22+01:00August 29th, 2016|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Times: June/July 2016 newsletter from the Turtle Foundation team on Boavista, Cape Verde

The first 2016 season’s issue of Turtle Times, the newsletter of our Boavista team, is available for download! You will find interesting news and great stories about our sea turtle conservation project in Cape Verde; here are the headlines: Kickstart of the season! Building the camps Meet the team! School of nature Poachers caught! Link [...]

By |2018-06-16T09:28:05+01:00August 8th, 2016|General, Cape Verde|