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Cape Verde: Island of dunes, beaches and marine turtles


Boa Vista in Cape Verde is known as the island of dunes and beaches. It is also known for its marine turtles, as Cape Verde has the world's third largest loggerhead turtle nesting population, with 90 percent of the nests located in Boa Vista.

With support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) through our investment in the Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, the Association for the Conservation of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Bios.cv) is enhancing ecotourism by developing information on the beach, increasing environmental awareness and encouraging outdoor tourism in the region.

The ECO-ILHA program teaches local children about the biodiversity of Boa Vista and the fragile relationship between conservation and tourism development.

See photos from ECO-ILHA 2014.