Since one year now the Turtle Foundation is operating in Cape Verde as a nationally registered and approved charity. We are happy and proud to celebrate our first birthday as " Fundação Tartaruga". Here some pics from our birthday party last weekend at Boa Esperança campsite.
Turtle Foundation has been partnering with a research organization from Kiel, Germany for the last couple seasons, including satellite tagging turtles and collecting skin samples for population genetics. You can read about the results of some of the research on our website.
...last week we organized our first Kids Activity Day of the season together with our partner NGO Natura 2000 and the Protected Areas Management of Boavista. Porto Ferreira beach, a protected Area patrolled by Natura 2000 was turned into a outdoor playground for the schoolkids from the villages of Norte, who learned about nature protection [...]
Our project is now up and running since two weeks. Time to show you what we have been doing so far. We will keep you updated with some impressions from our different project sites - starting today with the Lacacao camp. Previously in Lacacao beach camp A presentation about tourism development on [...]
...until the official start of the Turtle Foundation project season 2013 on Boavista!!! The TF headquarters resemble a beehive these days with people busily getting the equipment ready for the beach camps, receiving arriving staff and volunteers, finalizing training material and data collection tools. By the 15th of June we want to have all three [...]
Our Cape Verde project team is busily getting ready for the nesting season 2013 and we are hoping that also this year many of you are up for coming to Boavista to experience camp life and support our conservation efforts. If you are interested in joining our team, check out all options to participate on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]