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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Friday, July 3, 2009

Milagre - the miracle turtle

We have a small loggerhead in our care at the moment. It is approximately 8 months old, born in the 2008 season and held captive in a 'tourist attraction' in Fontona. As it was kept in sweet water and fed an inappropriate diet, it is not in very good shape. It is unable to dive, covered in algae, it is also unwilling to eat unless hand fed. We are going to monitor it for a while until we can see it will take live food by itself and then release it offshore.

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