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Turtle Foundation Newsletter January 2017

Dear friends and supporters of the Turtle Foundation,

The new year with its new duties and challenges is already on the way, but still we would like to take the opportunity to wish you a great 2017!

Our main goal for this year is to continue and to expand our protection projects in the Indonesian Derawan archipelago and on the Cape Verde island of Boavista. While in Indonesia the protection activity runs all year round, the main work on Boavista focuses on the nesting season between mid-June and end of October; outside this time there are almost no turtles laying eggs on the beaches of the island. However – after the season is before the season! Thus, we are already well underway with the preparations for the nesting season 2017 on Boavista.

The success of our work is only possible with your help! We would therefore again like to draw your attention to our Turtle Foundation Raffle, which proceeds fully benefit our protection projects. There are diving trips and diving equipment worth about 30'000 CHF/EUR/USD to win, which were donated to us for this purpose.

Image: Turtle Foundation Raffle at the booth of WeDive at the FESPO 2016

The raffle will take place on Sunday, 29 January 2017 at the large holiday and travel FESPO in Zurich. Of course you don’t have to be present there to participate in our raffle, and all winners will be informed by written notice.

There are still some tickets available, but be quick, the opportunity for online ordering of tickets will close after Tuesday, 24 January 2017!

Please click the button for further information about the raffle and for the ticket online order form:

Link to the Turtle Foundation Raffle

If tickets still remain after closing the online order opportunity they can be purchased directly at the booths of WeDive at the FESPO in Zurich (26–29 January) and of the Association of German Scuba Divers (VDST) at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show in Germany (21–29 January). There, you will also have opportunity to talk with us personally about our projects!

We wish all ticket owners good look for the raffle!

Special thanks go to our sponsors of the many great prizes:

WeDive & Pindito, Amira, Raja4Divers, Sea Explorers Philippines, Blue Bay Divers, Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines, Sam’s Tours Palau, Manta Bay Resort & Yap Divers, Extra Divers, Alam Batu Resort Bali, Prince John Dive Resort, Subaqua Dive Center St. Eustatius, Siladen Resort & Spa, Red Sea Diving Safari, Murex Dive Resorts, Buceo Anilao Dive Center, Ducks Diving, Yucatec Divers, Scubacaribe Boavista, MARES, Diver Design, SwissBags, Buddy Watcher, Divemate

Portrait Dr. Frank Zindel, Präsident der Turtle Foundation Schweiz und Liechtenstein

Best regards,

Dr. Frank Zindel
President of Turtle Foundation Liechtenstein & Turtle Foundation Switzerland

PS: We are still searching for volunteers for our Cape Verde project! You will find all necessary information on our website at Volunteering & Jobs.