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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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dia Servico Social/Social Services Day

SOS was pleased to participate in a Social Services Day organised by the Camara Municipal do Sal and worked alongside youth and church groups, soldiers and other residents to help to make Santa Maria a little bit cleaner and tidier. 

As well as helping to paint the public bathroom near the town square we covered up the graffiti that was making the building at the end of the pier an eyesore.  We even got some help from a couple of fishermen who were much handier than us with the roller on the end of a broomstick!

The building belongs to Oasis Atlantico (owners of Belirizonte and Novorizonte hotels) and with their cooperation we will be holding a competition for children to design a mural promoting turtle conservation.

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