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Environmentalists from Sal fight against the plans for a new breakwater

Check out this article from A Semana (27.12.12): Petition calls for scrapping of plans for breakwater in Santa Maria 27 December 2012 This is the image that has environmentalists and practitioners of nautical sports in Cape Verde up in arms: a three-pronged breakwater intended to form an artificial bay on Algodoeiro beach, in Santa Maria [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:39+01:00January 14th, 2013|Cape Verde, General|

Update from Boavista

If you are wondering what we are doing on Boavista after the turtles have left...here's a little update: Ranger training For the second year we are offering a theoretical professional training program for our local assistants during the off-season. Rangers that worked with Turtle Foundation during the season receive classes in five modules to round-off [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:45+01:00December 3rd, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle watching in Cape Verde – Rules and regulations needed

Awareness is increasing, that turtle-watching activities on the nesting beaches of Cape Verde are in need for better regulations in order to protect nesting turtles from over-exploitation and harassment by visitors. Recently first steps have been done in the right direction - please find out more in the following article, published on november 18 by [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:46+01:00November 24th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Final Festa in Fundo

Last weekend, it was time to say "Thank you and see you next year" to the community of Fundo das Figueras, where we had lived and worked for the past four months again. We invited the community members over to a farewell "Cape Verdian style" with plenty of Cachupa (hearty stew and the traditional national [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:46+01:00November 14th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Good Bye Amanda

After one last push on Friday the Lacacão camp got packed down and put away in the storage, waiting for the next turtle season to come. It has been a season of plenty: Plenty of turtles, plenty of work that came with them, plenty of rain, adventures, good memories and plenty of amazing people with [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00October 31st, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Cape Verde 2012: Record Nesting Season – Temporada de Desova Recorde em Cabo Verde

A record number of nesting turtles (6000!) visited Boavista this year. From: http://noticias.sapo.cv/vida/noticias/artigo/1276627.html    Cerca de seis mil tartarugas desovaram este ano nas praias da ilha da Boa Vista 17 de Outubro de 2012, 16:50 Um número recorde de cerca de seis mil tartarugas visitaram as praias da ilha da Boa Vista para nidificarem durante [...]

By |2019-08-09T09:14:52+01:00October 18th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Globe Trotting with Turtles, by Claire Tanner

Claire Tanner was our Research Assistant in Lacacao camp this season. She has just left the Loggerheads in Cape Verde to help out another sea turtle conservation project in Ghana - all after coming from 3 months of work in the Leatherback season in Costa Rica! Tireless, Claire gave an invaluable contribution to our project [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 28th, 2012|Cape Verde, General, General|

Tempestade atinge Boavista – Storm reaches Boavista

Boa Vista: Ponte Ribeira d’água cai e deixa populações isoladas 26 Setembro 2012 Fonte: Boa Vista: Ponte Ribeira d’água cai e deixa populações isoladas26 Setembro 2012 A ponte de Ribeira d’Água, na Boa Vista, caiu na manhã desta quarta-feira, na sequência das fortes chuvas ocorridas durante a madrugada na ilha. Com a estrada cortada, está [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|

Turtle Foundation supports initiative for the development of horticulture in Cape Verde

"Cabo Verde Seeds Experience" is a French association which aims to assist the development of horticulture in Cape Verde, first and mainly in Boavista Island. Turtle Foundation had the pleasure of meeting the founding members Nicolas Prévost and Chrystelle Fabre during their visit to Boavista last July. We helped them to find the right partners [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:47+01:00September 26th, 2012|Cape Verde, General|