Yearly Archives: 2017


Karetta and Kelo: Two super noses for sea turtle conservation

The Turtle Foundation welcomes two new "collaborators": Karetta and Kelo, two young, lively Labradors, who will support our team on Boavista as conservation dogs from June 2018 on. They were born on 13 June 2017 in the renowned Slovakian kennel Aguzannis and are currently in the care of the Swiss dog trainer Marlene Zähner, who [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:29+01:00December 22nd, 2017|Cape Verde, General|

Prince Albert II of Monaco visits beach camp of the Turtle Foundation

On Friday, 22 September 2017, during his visit on Boavista S. D. Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed representatives of our team as well as other local conservation organisations and a group of researchers from Queen Mary University London aboard the research vessel M/V Yersin. The visit of Prince Albert II was part of the [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:30+01:00September 25th, 2017|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Times: The August newsletter 2017 of our Boavista team

These are the topics of the August issue of the Turtle Times, the newsletter of our Boavista team: Middle of season: Despite the record year 2016 we were surprised by an unusually high number of nesting sea turtles on Boavista's beaches. There was a lot to do... Hatchery: In addition to the hatchery on Lacacão [...]

By |2017-10-26T11:43:19+01:00September 15th, 2017|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Times: The June/July newsletter 2017 of our Boavista team

The first issue of the Turtle Times, the newsletter of our Boavista team with exciting reports from our sea turtle conservation project, is ready for download! These are the topics covered: Start of the season: The new loggerhead sea turtle nesting season started with new challenges. Installation of camps: Instead of only three camps as [...]

By |2017-10-26T11:40:18+01:00August 10th, 2017|General, Cape Verde, General|

Nesting saison 2017 on Boavista in full swing

After the extensive preparations in the months before ("After the season is before the season!") in June we started to erect our field stations on the turtle nesting beaches to be protected by us in 2017 on Boavista. This time we were particularly challenged, because instead of three camps so far, we had to build [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:31+01:00August 4th, 2017|General, Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Foundation sponsors sea turtle exhibition in the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt, Germany

The Turtle Foundation adopted two exhibits of hawksbill sea turtles as part of the sea turtle exhibition of the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Germany. Both exhibits convey an original impression of these fascinating but critically endangered marine animals. The conservation of sea turtles is a matter of heart for the Turtle Foundation – and follows the [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:12+01:00June 25th, 2017|Events, General|

Student project for the Turtle Foundation in Zirndorf, Germany

On Sunday, 19 March 2017, our Turtle Foundation Friends member Klaus Bock, teacher for Biology at the junior Highschool  in Zirndorf near Nuremberg, organized together with students of his research class a project to support the Turtle Foundation. During the spring festival in Zirndorf, when shops were exceptionally open on Sunday, children from the research [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:12+01:00March 27th, 2017|Events, General|

Members of the Cape Verdean parliament are concerned about local sea turtle conservation

Recently, Cape Verdean politicians expressed their concern about the protection of the local sea turtles in an article of the local news website SAPO NOTÍCIAS. We are very pleased that this issue in Cape Verde finally is increasingly present in the public debate, and we hope very much that the protection of sea turtles will [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:20+01:00March 23rd, 2017|General, Cape Verde, General|

Boot Düsseldorf & FESPO Zurich 2017

The last week of January was like a little trade fair marathon: from 21 to 29 January on the BOOT in Düsseldorf and from 26 to 29 January at the travel fair FESPO in Zurich, our teams from Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein informed interested visitors the threats and the protection of the sea turtles. This [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:20+01:00February 3rd, 2017|Events, General|

Turtle Foundation at the Boot Düsseldorf and at the FESPO Zurich

This year the Turtle Foundation is again present at two big international fairs: From 21 to 29 January we will be at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show (Boot Düsseldorf) in Germany. You will find us at the booth of the Association of German Scuba Divers (VDST) in hall 3, booth B53. From 26 to 29 [...]

By |2018-07-04T10:15:54+01:00January 20th, 2017|Events, General|