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 |June 25th, 2017|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 |March 27th, 2017|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 [...]

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 |February 3rd, 2017|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 |January 20th, 2017|General|

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 |December 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 [...]

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 |October 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 [...]

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 |September 18th, 2016|Cape Verde, General|