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

The reality of our work

Saved one, lost another.  Last night near Costa Fragata, this turtle was killed.  She nested in 2008 and was tagged and named 'Linda' by a small girl from Santa Maria.  Not only has her life been lost but also that of hundreds of turtles that would have been born from the eggs that have been left scattered around her. 

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  1. This is awful. I am going to Cape Verde in August and if I would see someone do this, I'll personally do the same to them.
    Those who do wrong to an animal should endure the same fate.
    Disgusting people only do these actions.


  2. I understand completely how you feel. Please come and visit us when you are here. You can find Rangers at the hatchery near the RIU hotel between 10am - 12pm or 4pm - 6pm.