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
lease subscribe to the blog or follow us on Twitter or on our Facebook page to keep up to date. (You can also read this blog in a different language, please use the tool in the sidebar).
You can apply to volunteer with us by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Formação Especializada na área de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Biodiversidade

A UNICV está a oferecer um curso de Formação Especializada na área de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Biodiversidade (em Boa Vista). A SOS Tartarugas responsabiliza-se pela tarifa aérea de Boa Vista para a primeiro pessoa do Sal a ser aceite.

UniCV is offering a course in Research and Sustainable Development of Biodiversity.  SOS Tartarugas is offering to pay the airfare of the first person from Sal who is accepted on the course.

Mais informações aqui.
More information here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

4th Annual Meeting of TAOLA the Capeverdean Sea Turtle Network

The dates have just been announced for the fourth meeting of all people, institutions & government representatives involved in sea turtle conservation in Cape Verde. The three day conference will be held in Mindelo from the 22nd to the 24th May. Key themes will include the formation of a legally recognised body which will be more effective in lobbying for turtle protection. The many conservation projects, big & small will present the results of their 2012 campaign. The conference is hosted by INDP (the Capeverdean fisheries research institute) & funded by the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (an initiative of the US government).

Members of TAOLA at a previous meeting
Please send an email to if you would like more information.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Humpback whales in Cape Verde

Knowledge of the humpback whales in Cape Verde is steadily increasing thanks to the work of the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group in conjunction with local naturalist, Pedro Lopez.
Photo by Darren Craig / IWDG

The purpose of the work is to get a clearer idea of the genetic make-up of this population to understand how isolated it is.  Links have already been made between Cape Verde & Norway and in 2011 there were several whales returning to Cape Verde that have been recorded since the 1990s.

IWDG believe Boa Vista to be the single most important bay in the Atlantic for this population.

Read more here IWDG blog