It is fantastic to see more and more people spreading the word and when groups rise spontaneously from the community - even better.
This new group "Caretta - Grupo de Protecção das Tartarugas em Santa Cruz" will be conducting patrols to protect the turtles when they are nesting as well as educational activities. Santa Cruz is a small town on the west coast of Santiago island - the island where, unfortunately, the most turtle meat is eaten.
They have already featured on national television releasing a green turtle that had been kept in an irrigation tank.
|The group who rescued the turtles (Fredy on far left)|
You can see more photos here Outru Resgate di um Tartaruga Verde. What great work - the water is filthy and the poor turtle is covered in algae.
Please like the facebook page and help to spread the word.
Click here if you like to see new groups working with turtles in Cabo Verde!