The recipient will 1. set up field camps at Praia do Roque-Carreto beaches in Porto Ferreira and Calheta de Pau beach in Ervatao; and 2. Conduct daily nest counts and rescue disoriented female turtles. The USFWS will work closely with grantee in setting goals, priorities, and developing budgets, and will provide assistance as needed and requested in engaging with National Governmental and other institutions to improve collaboration and conservation outcomes. USFWS will also provide assistance as necessary to ensure effective collaboration and cooperation between all MTCA grant recipients working within Cape Verde. (2017-2020)
Former Project Titles:
- Conservation, Protection and Management of most important Nesting Beaches of Cape Verde Loggerhead Rockery involving Local Community (2016-2017)
- The purpose of this project is to implement nesting beach conservation programs on beaches that include about 40 percent of the loggerhead nesting activity on the Island of Boa Vista. The intention of the project is to protect nesting loggerheads and nests from poaching. Activities include: (1) setting up two field camps to support daily patrols on Ervatao and Porto Ferreira beaches throughout the nesting season that will complement the nesting beach coverage of the Turtle Foundation and activities of Bios CV on Boa Vista.
- Conservation, protection, and management of the most important nesting beaches of Cape Verde Loggerhead rookery involving local communities (2015-2016)
- The purpose of this project is to set up field camps at Ervatao and Porto Ferreira beaches to conduct patrols and outreach and education activities with local communities. The project aims to protect turtles and nests from poaching and coastal development.
- Conservation and protection of Cape Verde loggerhead colony: Management of the most important nesting area through local, national and international involvement (2014-2015)
- This project will set up field camps at Ervatao and Porto Ferreira beaches to conduct night patrols to protect loggerhead nests and nesting females. These beaches represent about 40% of nesting on the island of Boa Vista, which hosts approximately 80% of loggerhead nesting in Cape Verde.
- Protecting Loggerhead Turtle Nesting Beaches on Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde (2013-2014)
- This project will support evening beach patrols in collaboration with the military, to protect nesting loggerhead females from rampant illegal slaughter on important nesting beaches, on the Cape Verde Island of Boa Vista, which hosts about 90 % of the Cape Verde nesting population. The grantee will set up two camps and one field station to cover Norte, Canto, Boa Esperanca, Aqua Doce, Lacacao, Curral Velho, Ponta Pesqueira, Varandinha and Santa Monica beaches, which will complement the coverage of Natura 2000 and Bios CV activities on Boa Vista. In addition a public awareness campaign will be implemented in schools and communities throughout the island.
- Effective protection of loggerhead females and nests in higher density nesting area of the Archipelago of Cabo Verde (2011-2012)/ Strengthening marine turtle national and international conservation strategies in Cape Verde: strict protection and proper management of loggerheads (2012-2013)
- This grant will support field staff and provide material support for two field camps that effectively protect about 75% of the nesting turtles on the Island of Boa Vista, which accounts for 90% of the Cape Verde loggerhead nesting population. The grantee will also organize the annual meeting of the Cape Verde Sea Turtle Coalition, and engage with fisherman to investigate the extent of bycatch and turtle meat trafficking in Cape Verde.
- Effective protection of loggerhead females and nests in higher density nesting area of the Archipelago of Cabo Verde (2010)
- This grant will support field staff and provide material support for two field camps that effectively protect about 75 percent of the sea turtle nesting on the island of Boa Vista. This island accounts for 90 percent of the Cape Verde loggerhead nesting population.