Yearly Archives: 2012


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 | Setembro 28th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Setembro 26th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Scientists Analyze Loggerhead Sea Turtle Blood to Reveal Migration Route

From: Blood Tests Show Where Loggerhead Turtles Go OurAmazingPlanet Staff - Sep 21, 2012 11:34 AM ET Every year, thousands of endangered loggerhead sea turtles crawl ashore at Florida's Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge to lay eggs before dragging their leathery bodies back into the sea. But where they go after their trek isn't [...]

By | Setembro 25th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

2012 School in Nature starts!

School in Nature has started last weekend. A great team was involved in its organization and thanks to it, the first of the 5 youth camps was a success. A big thanks to Isaac and Rita (renewable energy students, TF volunteers for 4 weeks and special guests in School in Nature), Yanick (School in Nature [...]

By | Agosto 8th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Turtles nesting all over Boavista

Turtles are nesting in extraordinary numbers throughout Boavista this season, so much so that even the beaches around Sal Rei are receiving nesting turtles every night. This remarkable development deserves a special protection strategy. The Turtle Foundation team was eager to get involved in this new challenge and support local initiatives! Mr Roque and [...]

By | Agosto 8th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

SEASON UPDATE: news from the field

Lots of things happening since the beginning of the season. Here goes an update of what we have been doing lately. Lets start with the TAOLA meeting (Capeverdean Sea Turtle Network), held in Mindelo in May 22, 23 and 24. The network was finally formalized, counts now with the necessary statute. The board members were [...]

By | Julho 26th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Turtle meat confiscated for the third time in two weeks in Boavista

Thanks to anonymous complaints, about 25 kg of turtle meat were apprehended by the police today in Boavista, while being sold to a restaurant. Those involved were arrested and will respond to judicial process. This is the third apprehension of turtle meat in only three weeks. We hope that this serves as an example and [...]

By | Julho 11th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

The turtles have arrived!!

Last night, the first activities in our beaches were recorded, a nest in Ponta Pesqueiro and a track in Curral Velho! The teams in the camps are very excited about the next night patrols and the volunteers are now looking forward to see their first nesting turtles. Pictures and more news soon! (Originally posted/written by: [...]

By | Junho 20th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Boa Esperanca camp 2012

Check out our Facebook Page Turtle Foundation - Cabo Verde for more pictures of Boa Esperanca camp 2012. Turtle-Foundation-Cabo-Verde Facebook page

By | Junho 18th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Photos from 2012 season

Hey all, there are lots of new photos from the 2012 nesting season on Boavista on our Facebook page Turtle Foundation Cabo Verde. It's been an amazing season (and it's not over yet). Check out the photos - it will make you want to go there and volunteer with Turtle Foundation to help save this [...]

By | Junho 16th, 2012|Cabo Verde, Geral|