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, July 12, 2010

"Lucky Kite" saved

Another lucky turtle found on her back waiting for death was saved by Rangers on Friday night.  She was found at the back of the dunes on Kite Beach, a popular area for hunters as the access is so easy.  "Lucky Kite" was tagged, named and returned safely to the sea and a turtle looking just like her was seen to nest later that night apparently none the worse for her experience!  If you would like to name a turtle please email us ( - the suggested minimum donation is €60.  We only name tagged turtles so we can let you know when she is seen again (she will nest between four and seven times this season).

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