Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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 | August 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 | August 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 | August 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 | August 8th, 2016|General, Cape Verde|