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Turtle Foundation Newsletter December 2017

Dear friends and supporters of the Turtle Foundation,

Christmas is quickly approaching, an exciting year is ending soon, and a new year with known and new challenges is just around the corner. We take this time of reflection and contemplation as a welcome opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all those great people and organizations who enabled our work for the protection of the endangered turtles through donation, grant giving, or sponsorship, through their active participation, commitment, or advice, or who helped in any other respect. We would also like to thank our volunteers who came to Boavista from all over the world to save nesting sea turtles from poachers despite the strains of a barren camp life and difficult conditions. Last but not least, we are deeply grateful to our rangers and collaborators in Indonesia and Cape Verde, who perceive protecting sea turtles not only as a profession, but as a vocation!

Conservation dogs Karett and Kelo playing

For the quiet days we would now like to recommend you some relaxing reading: In our website blog "Karetta and Kelo: two super noses for sea turtle conservation" you will find a report about our new conservation dog project, which is aimed to even better protect the turtle nesting beaches on Boavista from poaching. Our two Labradors Karetta and Kelo, which we already have introduced to you as puppies, now have grown into two adolescent, lively young hounds who are already very eager for learning. They are now at the Swiss animal welfare and training center FarmersPlace and receive their basic search dog education by playful training.

Just a tip if you're still missing meaningful Christmas gifts: Especially for divers we recommend you a ticket for our big Turtle Foundation Raffle, where valuable trips and diving equipment can be won. You are not only giving away pleasure, but you also help to protect sea turtles! All information about the raffle and the online order form for the tickets can be found here: https://www.turtle-foundation.org/en/tf-raffle/

Of course we also deeply appreciate if you just consider a donation, because also for the coming year we need your help to continue successfully protecting sea turtles!

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Christmas market Vaduz 2017

We wish you, your families, and your friends a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

On behalf of the entire Turtle Foundation team we send you warmest greetings from the Christmas Market in Vaduz, Liechtenstein!

Christine and Frank Zindel
Board members of the Turtle Foundation