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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

People of Sal swap plastic for cloth / Pessoas de Sal trocar plástico para pano

Each week thousands of plastic bags are used in the bakeries on Sal - how many of those end up on the streets or in the sea?

Why not get everyone using traditional cloth bags instead.  Functional, reusable and beautiful.

Here is a small start!

SOS Tartarugas collected unwanted cloth and clothes at Padaria Dado (in Santa Maria) to be made into bread bags by the women's association RA-AMAO.  In return we gave those who donated a hand decorated (with turtles of course!) bread bag.

This small promotion was a great success and will be repeated soon in Espargos.  More photos.

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