Monday, 11 April 2011

Turtle Conservation in Boa Vista, Cape Verde

In addition to being an amazing holiday destination with a diverse range of sports and activities the beautiful island of Boa Vista (Portuguese meaning 'good view') is the most easterly island in the Cape Verde group and the third largest nesting site in the world for loggerhead turtles.

Between late May and September the turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and in recent years teams of scientists and volunteers have been working tirelessly to tag the loggerheads and protect the eggs and hatchlings to ensure the survival of the species.

Concerns that increasing tourism might jeopardise this effort have so far been without foundation.

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