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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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friends of Calhau & FC Panthers start a protection campaign

News reaches us that Friends of Calhau, a small settlement on the east coast of São Vicente is starting a campaign to protect nesting turtles.

From September 1, 2010, the two associations will have a camp in Praia Grande with the aim of not only monitoring the species and protecting their nests, but also to raise awareness of the importance of preserving this species.

It is estimated that nowadays only 1% of Cape Verde's turtles are found nesting on São Vicente, a figure much lower than in previous years, highlighting the urgent need for more protection.

This activity is funded by the GEF (Global Environment Facility).

SOS congratulates our colleagues on this action and wish them every success! 
Amigos do Calhau

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