SOS - Save Our Seaturtles in Tobago!
Support us in fighting for the rescue of the seaturtles.
Where does this cry for help come from?
From Tobago, a beautiful Caribbean island close to Venezuela.
Why are the seaturtles endangered in Tobago?
Seaturtle-meat is considered as traditional food in the Caribbean. This habit
causes big problems at the beginning of the 21st century because...
... too many animals have already been killed by man. That's why seaturtles are in danger.
Additional problems are:
Illegal sand mining destroys nests and causes beach erosion.
Coastal development destroys wetlands, coral reefs and the habitat of some species.
Plastic bags and
other garbage is considered as food by mistake - seaturtles die.
What does SOS do to save the seaturtles?
... SOS patrols beaches to protect seaturtles against poachers...
... SOS educates. SOS visits schools and talks to the people of Tobago.
SOS wants to change attitudes towards the seaturtles...
... SOS cooperates with diving schools to evaluate information...
... SOS supports ecological tourism - tourists love seaturtles and are fascinated by
watching them laying their eggs. Seaturtles and local people
profit from ecological tourism.
How can you help?
With your active support in Tobago...
... a little donation...