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, September 5, 2012

30% do nosso dinheiro é gasto em outras ilhas / 30% of our money is spent on other islands

Turtle SOS may be based in Sal but we also help projects in almost all the other islands.  This year we have sent money and/or equipment to people working in Maio, Santiago, Fogo & São Nicolau.  We have also provided training here on Sal for people from Santo Antão, São Nicolau, Fogo & Santiago.

These great people don't have access to income from tourism in the same way as we do and the money they should receive from the government often arrives too late, so we are delighted to be able to help in this way.

Not only does it increase the skills level and the amount of patrols and outreach activity that is possible, it also creates a network of people involved in turtle conservation across the country.
Delegates from Projeto Vitó join us for a workshop on Sal
We especially enjoy it when people come to the workshops we hold here on Sal.  Here are some photos of our colleagues from Projeto Vitó on Fogo who joined us earlier in the month.  Treining Ilha do Sal com SOS Tartarugas