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, May 21, 2009

Capeverdian Sea Turtle Network

The first conference for the newly formed Capeverdian Sea Turtle Network opened today with funding from the MCTF (US Govt sea turtle fund). The idea for the formation of this group is to promote better coordination and communication. Yesterday the main applicants for the grant met and today there will be delgates from all the municipalities and the department of environment who will share their plans for the coming season. Although there are many areas that need attention everyone is agreed that the preventing the killing of nesting females has to be the key priority.

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