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, May 18, 2009


Have been busy this weekend building two hatcheries. Our main hatchery will be in the same place outside the Riu Hotel and the second, smaller one, is close on Surf Beach (near Sab Sab). We need a second hatchery to give us a better success rate with nests moved from the east coast and particularly from Serra Negra, where a high number were lost due to flooding. Shortening transportation time is always a good idea. It may seem like a busy place to put a hatchery, but it is one of the most secure spots and does not have high tides like other beaches in Santa Maria. In addition, we wanted to increase the number of residents and visitors that get a chance to see conservation in action.

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