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Sea Turtle Conservation

There are 7 different species of sea turtles in the world, and in Cape Verde we can find 5 of them, but the only one nesting in the archipelago are the Loggerhead turtles or Caretta caretta

6 of the 7 are now listed as threatened of extinction due to poaching, loss of nesting areas, light pollution, accidental catch and of course ocean pollutants such as plastics

Project Biodiversity works for the protection of wildlife in the Cape Verdean island of Sal against poaching and unsustainable development. Every year hundreds of sea turtles are saved and tens of thousands of new-born turtles released into the sea, making sure that our future generations have the chance to share the oceans with them.

What is Project Biodiversity?

To ensure Project Biodiversity (PB) can continue with their conservation work such as sea turtle rescue, beach cleaning (plastics) and local education, they need continued help with funding

Sea Turtle Rescue
Each year the team collects turtle nests around the island and move them to secured hatcheries
In 2017, 1310 nests were moved to these hatcheries resulting in 70,621 baby turtles being released
Of those released, only 1 in 1000 are expected to survive and return in 20 – 25 years

Beach Cleanings (plastics)
In 2017 more than 4.5 tonnes of marine debris was collected in ONE DAY!!

Local Education
In 2017 236 sea turtles are known to have been killed by poachers, however the actual number is expected to be much higher

The Beer

Thanks to the following brewers for collaborating with us and helping to raise money to help save our oceans and the sea turtles #drinkbeersaveseaturtles

  • Brew York
  • The Great Yorkshire Brewery
  • Bedlam Brewery
  • Pheasantry Brewery

PR & Promotions

The beer will be promoted on all PB Social Media and website
Any customer ordering 52 cases or kegs per year will have a hatchling sponsored in their name
You will also receive a video of your named hatchling making it’s first journey into the sea
The turtle hatcheries have already been featured on BBC Earth with more than 4 million views
The hatcheries are visited by 1000’s of UK tourists each year and the new beer will become part of the talk each evening