The hatchery is there to increase the chance of survival of nests that are in danger, those dangers include light pollution (hatchlings will go towards the bright light, not the sea), predation by dogs, destruction by quad bikes driving on the beach or being laid too close to the sea.
Building the hatchery always creates a lot of interest, but British holiday maker, Harrison was particularly keen to be the first to adopt a turtle. Neal told him to come down to the beach at 10am the next day but Simon, Harrison's dad said that he was up extra early and down on the beach by 9am, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Rangers and running to meet the car as they drove up! Harrison is now the proud parent of the first turtle to be born in the hatchery in 2012 and he chose to call that turtle "Andrew".
|Harrison with his certificate of adoption and proud Dad, Simon|
|Yasmin & Abigail pictured in Mexico|
Congratulations to all you environmentalists of the future and thanks for helping us to look after the turtles in Cabo Verde!
To adopt a hatchling or nest on the internet just click on this link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org