The total destruction of the beaches in Fogo through the removal of sand is well underway and authorised by the Camâra Municipal. It's against the law but they have decided to ignore that small point. Of course it's bad for the turtles but it is bad for the entire island ecology as well. Even if you can't understand the language of the report shown on Cape Verdean television, anyone can see that a continous stream of trucks digging out the sand on the main beach outside São Filipe is going to have a catastrophic effect. Greed and short-termism at its most visible.
RTC Report on Sand Extraction on Fogo