We protect and control sea turtles along the 15 km of coastline.
We clean constantly Boa Vista beaches to ensure their health.
Training and qualification
Training and environmental capacitation of national and international personnel in sea turtles and biodiversity.
Consciousness and diffusion
Environmental awareness is an aspect of great importance to guarantee the success of nature conservation work in the long term.
Increasing and improving knowledge is the best tool for biodiversity conservation.
- Marine Debris
The 15 km of coastline we protect is patrolled daily for 6 months. Every day, turtle activity found on the beaches are counted and marked, differentiating the activities as to whether or not there is a nest. This data allows us to know the density and the nesting success rate of the turtles that visit our beaches.
Nest translocation in risk areas
Many of the nesting beaches do not have the most favourable conditions for nest incubation, low beach profile inclination, high density of cras and presence of vegetation among others. These factors generate a decrease in the success of nest incubation, as a compensatory measure many of the nests are translocated to a controlled incubation area guaranteeing the birth of the hatchlings and increasing their chances of reaching the sea successfully.
Monitoring of breeding females
Collection of biometric data, identification of specimens through microchip marking, collection of nest data and general review of the individual’s condition. The increase of knowledge about them allows us to better understand their biology and ecology.
Rescue of lost turtles
Many specimens disorient on land or fall from cliffs, so every beach is checked daily for lost turtles that are successfully returned to the sea.