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 five full-fledged beach camps!
A big challenge was the delivery of new material by ship container from Germany to Boavista. It was not only the logistics of material procurement and loading, but also the bureaucracy in Germany and on Boavista. After the container arrived on Boavista on 3 June, it took almost two weeks for us to finally bring it to our warehouse and to access the material!