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 4, 2011

Community Workshop started today

As part of our commitment to developing conservation activities in communities throughout Cabo Verde, the annual SOS Tartarugas Atelier (workshop) started today in Sal.

The purpose of the workshop is not only to teach technical skills but to inspire communities with ideas on fundraising, outreach and educational activities.
With the kind cooperation of the Centro Cultural in Santa Maria, the workshop began with sessions on sea turtle biology and the importance of collecting data. 

Delegates work on designing data collection forms
Almost all the islands are represented with the delegates from Fogo, Santiago, Maio, São Vicente, Santo Antão, São Nicolau and of course, Sal.

Tonight the participants will camp at Serra Negra and hopefully see a nesting turtle.

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