ADTMA SOS Tartarugas - Cabo Verde (2013)
Cabo Verde, a remote 10-island archipelago off the coast of West Africa, provides a crucial nesting area for loggerhead sea turtle populations. major threats are hunting and sand removal tied to unregulated development. ADTMA SOS Tartarugas, a sea turtle conservation organization based on the main nesting island of Sal, has created a summer internship program for marine science students from the university of Cabo Verde, located two islands away.
Their 2013 SWOT grant will helped offset program and travel costs for two local interns who will gain theoretical and field training during the nesting season. ADTMA SOS Tartarugas hopes that the experience of working with research scientists and international volunteers will inspire future leaders in sea turtle research and conservation.