Weʼre raising £250 to fundraise for Turtle Foundation charity, Cape Verde. Please give e.g. £2/ £5. Our children will bake two donors a cake over the summer.
- London, UK
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As a family we wish to raise money for the Turtle Foundation charity (www.turtle-foundation.org) towards protecting the endangered Loggerhead turtles in Cape Verde.
Two donors will be made a cake!
We all visited the turtle beach as observers with a conservationist guide. Then, we met a local zoologist at Queen Mary University of London, whose team is researching a project linked to Cape Verde Turtles. He introduced us to the Turtle Foundation. We want to go back & positively help the project while on our family holiday this August. All donations will go to the Turtle Foundation with no deductions except Just Giving fees.
Rampant poaching of nesting females threatens the world’s third largest nesting population of loggerhead turtles with extinction.
The Cape Verde nesting population of Loggerhead sea turtles is the third largest population in the world. It is estimated that up to 90% of the nesting occurs on the island of Boavista. In 2007, over 1.100 female turtles were killed as they came ashore to nest on Boavista Island, Cape Verde (over 35% of the nesting females population).
United Nations Environment Program identifies Cape Verde as the conservation priority for Loggerhead turtles.
Turtle Foundation Project on Boavista, Cape Verde: TF sent personnel to Boa vista to guard one of the main nesting beaches. In 2007, over 600 turtles were killed on this beach alone. In 2008, as a result of Turtle Foundations beach protection program, only 60 turtles were identified as killed on this beach, representing a 90% reduction.
By continuously expanding the protection program now 5 nesting beaches are being protected – they have reduced the number of sea turtles killed on Boa Vista year after year. The nesting beaches are being patrolled and protected by Turtle Foundation with support from the Cape Verde military as well as volunteers. In addition a turtle tagging program has been initiated.
The Turtle Foundation is an international charitable organization.
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- 6 days ago
Lisa Logan6 days ago
Thanks for donating to the Turtle foundation. As promised, we will shortly pull names out of a hat to bake two cakes for donors. We will liaise with the Turtle Foundation to pay the monies over to them before we visit in three weeks time.
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Aug 9, 2018
Well done, Lisa and family, a great cause.
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Jul 18, 2018
Best of Luck Great project!
Jul 3, 2018
Well done Lisa and Juliette! Hope you reach your target. xxxLove Jax & Millie
Jun 26, 2018
What a great idea - well done Team Logan x
Jun 22, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
£5 from james harman
Jun 11, 2018
Hope you get £200 soon
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The Logan family live in East London. We visit Cape Verde regularly and have a passion for raising money towards helping save the endangered species of Loggerhead Turtles that nest there. A zoologist at our local university, Queen Mary, introduced us to the Turtle Foundation.
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