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Financed by European taxpayers: Industrial fisheries kill countless sea birds and sea turtles

Industrial fishing vessels off the coasts of West Africa kill thousands of endangered marine animals every year. A representative of the Turtle Foundation attended a conference in Senegal dealing with this urgent problem. There are possibilities existing to significantly reduce the devastating bycatch – but the political will is lacking. What sounds like a bad [...]

By | Julho 12th, 2018|Cabo Verde, Geral|

“No stress!” – My Summer with Turtle Foundation

When the turtle babies hatch on the beach at night, Maya Visbeck is in her element. As a long-term volunteer for the Turtle Foundation, she experienced an unforgettable summer on Boavista – recommended for imitation! "My name is Maya Visbeck and I was born in the US and raised in Germany, always by the sea. [...]

By | Junho 25th, 2018|Cabo Verde, Geral|

Start of the nesting season 2018 on Boavista, Cape Verde

It’s the kick-start of the 2018 season for Turtle Foundation in Boa Vista and it’s going to be a great year for us here in Cape Verde! We started with the addition of two new vehicles to our fleet, a new Toyota Hilux and a FUSO truck, much needed to improve our capacity to reach [...]

By | Junho 17th, 2018|Cabo Verde, Geral|

National sea turtle conference TAOLA on Boavista, Cape Verde: High expectations for the new law for the protection of sea turtles

From 23 to 26 April 2018, the annual conference of the national turtle protection network TAOLA (Tartaruga Kriola) took place in Sal Rei on Boavista, Cape Verde, with about 60 participants. TAOLA brings together all non-governmental organizations dedicated to the protection of endangered sea turtles on the various islands of the archipelago, but also nature [...]

By | Maio 15th, 2018|Cabo Verde, Eventos, Geral|

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 | Dezembro 22nd, 2017|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Setembro 25th, 2017|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Setembro 15th, 2017|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Agosto 10th, 2017|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Agosto 4th, 2017|Cabo Verde, Geral|

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 | Março 23rd, 2017|Geral, Cabo Verde, Geral|