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, July 5, 2011

New conservation project in Santo Antão

Congratulations to Silvana Roque and her team at Projecto Vito who have started a turtle conservation project in Porto Novo, the main town on the island of Santo Antão.

Santo Antão is a mountainous, rural island, the most northerly in the archipelago.  It has seen very little development and has no airport but it is known for incredible hiking and bird life.

Projecto Vito has been active in Fogo for a couple of years and their first activity in Porto Novo was a training session.
Supported by the City Hall and the Port & Maritime Delegation, the training was attended by 60 people including youth, teachers, scouts & marine police.

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