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, February 18, 2011

Almeida Viagens Expo travel agent to support turtle conservation in Cape Verde

Portuguese travel agent, Almeida Viagens Expo, based in Lisbon and SOS Tartarugas have signed an agreement to work together to promote sustainable tourism in Cabo Verde. 

Manager Anabela Fonseca says "The negative impact tourism has on the destinations, and in this particular case, on the nesting turtles in Cape Verde is one of our concerns. We believe in a sustainable development of tourism, and thus it is our goal to help preserving the destinations we promote."

Almeida Viagens Expo will donate a percentage of all bookings to Cabo Verde as well as help to promote turtle conservation in Portugal.  They will also give discounts to volunteers travelling to Cabo Verde to work with SOS Tartarugas.

Visitors who book their travel through Almeida Viagens Expo will be able to make advance bookings for turtle walks and will have the opportunity to assist Rangers on the beaches and in the hatchery.

Monday, February 7, 2011

German speakers needed

It's only the start of February but we are very happy to have received so many outstanding applications for jobs and volunteer position working with turtles in Cabo Verde this summer.

The one nation that is not well represented is Germany.  As so many German tourists visit Cabo Verde it is really important to have a German speaker on our team.  If you speak German & English, have a friendly personality,  like to work with people and would like to work with turtles please get in touch with us soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011