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, December 24, 2009

How it was before

This article is really interesting, it was written in 2005 and talks about how easy it was for turtles to be killed on Sal.

"Beaches such as Parda, Serra Negra, Puf, Algodoeiro and Ponta Preta become veritable turtle shell dumps between July and September every year, when the species reproduces. Many wait anxiously for this moment, when the sea turtles that inhabit the waters of Cape Verde are at their most vulnerable."

That's exactly how it was when we arrived here, but through the dedication of the Rangers with assistance from the military and the Camara Municipal do Sal you will now rarely see the remains of turtles on the beaches.

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