Biosfera I, our Champions from Cape Verde, share with us photos from their turtles (Caretta caretta) monitoring campaigns on the Santa Luzia Island.
For several years now, Jose and his son Tommy undertake campaigns for surveillance and monitoring. These campaigns raise awareness among fishermen on the negative impacts of their actions. They gradually cease to collect turtle eggs and eventually also contribute to their protection. The surveillance and monitoring campaigns help also create a database to better understand trends in the populations of turtles and the threats they face. The photos below show: