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, February 6, 2013

Key positions still available saving turtles in Cape Verde

It's been another fantastic year for applications but we still have a few key positions open.  Each year the standard gets higher and there are obviously a lot of very motivated people out there who want to make a contribution to biodiversity conservation.

Even though the deadline has passed, if you have the qualities & experience for these paid places, please send us your application.  We will keep accepting applications until we find the right person.  Click on the links for full descriptions.
Tourism Rangers work hands on at the hatchery

Tourism Ranger
Giving information to visitors to the hatchery and guiding guests on turtle walks is a key part of this job, but it is still hands-on with turtles.  Tourism Rangers go through the same training as Wildlife Rangers and perform many of the same duties such as collecting data and relocating nests.  You need to be outgoing and have good communication skills.  Preferred languages are English, German, French, Dutch & Italian. 

Tourism Manager
Similar to above but should have some experience of working with tourists or in a customer facing role.  Must also have very good organisational skills.
Serra Negra

Camp Coordinator
Take charge of the most important beach on Sal for nesting turtles.  Beautiful, isolated Serra Negra is where our camp is situated.  You should have previous experience working with turtles and should be able to speak either Capeverdean Kriolu, Portuguese or Spanish.

Download the application form here.  (This takes you to Google Docs - click on File and Download in the drop down menu)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

All about turtles in Cabo Verde

An excellent initiative by the Scientific Committee of TAOLA (The Capeverdean Sea Turtle Network) has brought together all the literature that has ever been published on turtles in the archipelago.  It includes research articles, chapters in books & doctoral theses and the aim is to provide a useful resource for sea turtle workers in the country and abroad.

The list can be downloaded here.