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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Monday, June 27, 2011

New cafe opens in Monte Gorde, São Nicolau sponsored by SOS

The beautiful park of Monte Gorde in São Nicolau is visited by many tourists, but unfortunately there are no facilities for them, so they simply pass through the small village and the community receives no benefit from their visit .  Encouraged by the Peace Corps Volunteer living there, one enterprising individual has decided to open a cafe and to produce home made jams to sell to visitors. 

SOS Tartarugas was delighted to be asked to participate in this project and sponsored the menus and labels for the products.  In this way we can help the community and also get across a message about the need to preserve nature and the community has a way to generate income to help improve conditions.

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