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, August 17, 2011

Ready for baby turtles...

The cages are on the first few nests in the hatchery which means it is nearly hatchling season!
We need cages on the nest so that if they hatch while we are not there the hatchlings don't waste precious energy running around the hatchery.  Rangers check the hatchery every two hours throughout the night.

The second reason is that sadly the hatchlings get eaten by both cats and dogs, so as the cats have become more adept at getting into the cages, we have also had to reinforce them with secure lids.

Nests take around 54 - 60 days to hatch, so Nest 1 could be hatching around the 21 August.

1 comment:

  1. My thanks to all of you for your kindness and compassion in your efforts to save sea turtles and their nesting habitats.

    be well, be happy