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Project Biodiversity is a Cape Verdean NGO committed to the protection of nature through environmental initiatives in Sal, Cabo Verde. The Project Biodiversity’s approach focuses on three main objectives: protect and conserve island ecosystems, raise environmental awareness, and support a more sustainable local economy.

The Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) is one of seven species of sea turtle found worldwide and one of five species that can be found swimming in the waters surrounding Cabo Verde. It is considered a keystone species due to its essential role for the survival of ocean ecosystems.

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Mature loggerhead females can navigate thousands of miles of sea to reach their nesting sites by following the Earth’s magnetic field.

Key threats include: residential and commercial development; invasive and other problematic species; genes and diseases; pollution; climate change and severe weather; and natural system modifications.

Location: Sal, Cabo Verde
IUCN Redlist Rating: EN
Population Trend: Decreasing
Valuation: TBC

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