News Cape Verde

A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons...

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here
The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) nests all year round in Cabo Verde © Projeto Sal Biodiversidade

How Cabo Verde is becoming a safe haven for...

Wed, 04/11/2020
A new network for seabird research and conservation in Cabo Verde is already making an impact on bird species and the local communities that live alongside them
Loggerhead turtle monitoring © Projeto Biodiversidad, Island of Sal

Call for proposals: coastal areas in Cabo Verde

Wed, 28/10/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection of coastal areas in Cabo Verde.

Turtle Day: Shining the Spotlight on West Africa’...

Fri, 22/05/2020
Poaching, accidental catches, pollution, plastics, infrastructure... At sea and on land, sea turtles face many threats. Celebration of the World Turtle Day on May 23 each year, reminds us the importance of protecting these wonderful creatures.
© Yeslem Ould El Vally, IMROP

Saving Seabirds and Turtles dying from fishing...

Wed, 23/10/2019
In the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Guinean coast, a fishing vessel moves effortlessly in the expansive waters. At one end of the vessel, six fishermen work in pairs as they haul a heavy net containing a large shoal of fish on board. The net also holds an unexpected catch: a seabird

When the beach clean-up is over

Mon, 17/12/2018

Beach clean-ups have become a bittersweet sight to see.

After a short, but rough, crossing, the Raso Larks arrive safely on Santa Luzia in a waterproof box © Paul Donald / BirdLife

Ground-breaking reintroduction for Cabo Verde...

Fri, 06/07/2018
Great escape: after years of preparation, the Raso Lark (Critically Endangered) now spreads its wings on its new home of Santa Luzia – video below
Biosfera team helping the Cape Verde Shearwater © Liz Smith

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde

Tue, 19/07/2016
Video story: step into a desert island wilderness, where conservation work for turtles and birds is delivering heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.”

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one...

Mon, 12/10/2015
These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, turtle...

Thu, 12/02/2015
Feature: three projects are working with local fishermen and tourists to protect Endangered loggerhead sea turtles, funded by CEPF.

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde...

Tue, 20/01/2015

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal parti

Biosfera I and conservation of the near...

Tue, 30/09/2014
Biosfera I, a national non-governmental organisation for the protection of the environment in Cape Verde is working hard to save the Cape Verde Shearwater.

Invasive species and sea bird population...

Fri, 05/07/2013

Although Cape Verde is an Atlantic archipelago, its characteristic fauna and flora have