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Protecting the Species of Cape Verde

Some 500 kilometers off the coast of northwest Africa lies Cape Verde, a small volcanic archipelago. The developing nation boasts impressive biodiversity, including thousands of nesting endemic seabirds and hundreds of nesting loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). 

But human pressure, invasive species and climate change threaten the remote country’s wildlife.  A father-and-son team created the organization Biosfera to protect the species of Cape Verde and educate the local people. With help from a CEPF grant, they’re making a big impact.

Watch this video to learn about Biosfera’s work: