SOS Tartarugas works in Cape Verde protecting nesting loggerheads turtles (Caretta caretta) and their habitat. Cape Verde is the third most important nesting area for loggerheads in the world. Turtles are at risk from hunting for meat, stealing of eggs, removal of sand for building and unregulated tourism development. Our email is
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Another great result

It's great that the police are really working with us now. They called us today about a turtle that was 'found' and they brought her straight round to us. Probably one of the few loggerheads in the world to have had a ride around in a police vehicle. She was exhausted and very dry and dusty but once all the sand was off her she looked beautiful. We tagged her and released her from a beach in Santa Maria. Poor thing was quite reluctant to go in the water, but the Rangers swam in with her and made sure that she was floating and breathing ok before we leg her go. How or where she was found is a little confused. No questions asked for this one, we are just glad she made it. Another lucky, lucky turtle.

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