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 17, 2009

Victory for captive turtles in Cabo Verde

In the first case of its kind today, the owner of Fontona received a fine of €300 for persistently breaking the law by keeping marine turtles and charging tourists to witness their slow death.
SOS had previously compensated him €50 a month for loss of income on the understanding that he never kept turtles again. If he doesn't pay the fine he will go to jail for 66 days.

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