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, October 20, 2010

Environmental Crime in Fogo

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

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely disgusting! I don't know what is going to happen to this planet in 10 years