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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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Points of view

Had a conversation with a very well educated and spoken Capeverdian yesterday. She told me that she wanted to always have turtles in this country and the work that we are doing to protect them is excellent, but also believes that she has a right to eat turtle because she likes it and it is 'our food'.

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