The Ecofund-team met with Jorge Melo, a well-known environmental activist in Calhau, Sao Vincente, one of Cape Verde’s islands. Jorge is the brother of our champion José Melo.
Each year he saves about 50 see turtles from the death caused by fisher nets.
In this video, he shows us 3 loggerhead turtles he recently saved.
A shark has cut off the turtles’ front leg (the flipper) while they were imprisoned by a fisher net. After several weeks of recuperation in “Jorge’s turtles’ hospital”, the youngest and the most active turtle will be released tomorrow to its natural environment.