The next step is getting the teams ready to start building the camps. This year we kept the same 5 camps as before, named after the beaches where they are located: Boa Esperança, Canto, Cruz do Morto, Curral Velho, and Lacacão. The materials were prepared and packed and on the morning of the 21 May, a large team of rangers and office team members departed Sal Rei on the way to Norte, with (literally) a truckload of stuff! The first camp was Canto and after a few setbacks, a “rusty” team man-aged to get everything ready! Over the week we built Cruz do Morto, a smaller camp but on a key beach which allow us for a more effective protection of that area, and Boa Esperança, including the hatchery! The following week it was time to work on Lacacão and Curral Velho camps, all across the island! It’s a lot of work, with some blood, sweat and tears in the mix. Then some screaming and shouting, and laughing and cheering. Slowly but surely, we successfully put all the camps operational and ready for the season. Let’s go!
Übrigens: By the way: From June on during the nesting season, every two weeks now publish our Boavista newsletter Turtle Times with latest reports from our project. The issues for the 1st and 15th of June as well as older issues are now available on our download page.