SEA TURTLES CONSERVATION
CABO VERDE COOPERATION WITH PROJECT BIODIVERSITY
MEDIA CAMPAIGN AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES TO MITIGATE MARINE TURTLE MEAT CONSUMPTION IN CAPE VERDE
Turtles are facing extinction due to by-catch from massive uncontrolled longline fisheries, aggressive poaching and marine pollution.
Cabo Verde IS NOT an exception.
On the third most important nesting site for Loggerhead turtles in the world, poaching happens every night even close to towns and hotels, and little is done to support conservation.
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Part of Nakawe Project team is cooperating with the Cape Verdean Organization:
GOALS OF COOPERATION
1-Motivate projects that involve the local community.
2-Encourage future volunteers to generate audiovisual content to show the field camp work and patrols.
3-Increase the awareness of the general public with a widespread media campaign .
The “Nha Terra” campaign focuses on the heritage of marine turtles in Cape Verde and the need to preserve them for future generations. The main message is that, marine turtles, like the Cape Verdean people, leave their place of birth to travel the world, but remain Cape Verdean, and deserve to have a safe place in this country when they return to lay their eggs.
4-Create a visual report to show the day by day routines of the one month experience as a volunteer in the camp. (Experiences, opinions, visions…)