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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Sunday, July 10, 2011

2011 Community Workshop a great success

The annual workshop held on Sal to help to develop employment and skills in conservation activities on other islands finished on Thursday after an intensive four days.

The participants from Santiago, Maio, São Nicolau, São Vicente, Fogo, Santo Antão & Sal learned technical skills as well as how to structure a project in a way that could attract money to benefit their communities.

One of the participants from Santo Antão was so dedicated that he was immediately hired after being unemployed since leaving the army.

The gruelling four days included late night patrols and early morning patrols as well as theoretical sessions where delegates had a lively exchange of ideas.
The team visit the hatchery

Some had experience in turtle conservation and other environmental activities which involve youth and community development and were able to pass on their success stories.  SOS Tartarugas hopes that all go home with ideas to inspire more activities.

Learning about fundraising

SOS Tartarugas will follow up this workshop with visits to each island later in the summer.


  1. congratulations to your small organization that is doing great things for the people of Cape Verde and environmental protection. A wish with all my heart by an ex-volunteer your Ranger. Contiunate so many of us appreciate your wonderful work.
    A hug to all staff.
    Patty Lozzi