Five years ago when a few people decided to try to reverse the drastic decline of turtles on Sal we never imagined that the association would grow so quickly and have such a dramatic effect.
We dreamed of what might be possible, but we knew we did not have enough money to accomplish a lot in the first year. A chance meeting changed all that.
|Costa Fragata on the island of Sal in 2007|
That meeting led Matthias to make an amazingly large donation, a donation that funded the entire first year of operation (and then some!) and meant that turtle protection on Sal was off to a flying start. He gave that money to a total stranger without hesitation but with a huge amount of trust, hope & friendship.
We were delighted to welcome Matthias back to Sal and to host a visit from his friends and family to the SOS Tartarugas hatchery and then later to visit a nesting beach. Everyone was immensely proud to show him what his faith in us had created.
|Matthias & his family and friends at the hatchery|