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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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sand Turtle Competition for Children's Day

In celebration of International Children's Day SOS Tartarugas organised a fun competition for kids.  The event was held in Pedra de Lume on Sal as part of the ICCA's (Capeverdean Institute for Children & Adolescents) Children's Fair on June 1st.  ICCA have a whole month of activities planned for children.

The kids showed a fantastic knowledge of turtles during the competition and the sculptures were excellent.

They included a lot of small details such as the right number of scutes on the shell and egg chambers with eggs inside!

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