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, March 30, 2009

Counting down....

Only two months to go and still a lot of preparation ahead. Hundreds of enquiries and applications for ranger positions have been arriving, but sadly a lot have been rejected simply for not completing the application form. We obviously didn't make our instructions clear enough - something to remember for next year. This week we are going to Fogo to have a short break but also to meet people from the town hall to see what we can do to help them save the turtles on their island. Fogo is a small island that mostly consists of a volcano. There are some black sand beaches but at this stage I have no idea how many turtles nest there. They seem to have a big problem with hunting and also with sand removal for construction.