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Miguel rescues Cape Verde’s endangered giant sea turtles

Giant sea turtles in western Africa are threatened with extinction. But Miguel from Cape Verde faithfully patrols the beaches to keep them safe while they lay their eggs.

Miguel rescues Cape Verde’s endangered giant sea turtles

Miguel and a giant sea turtle

Miguel makes sure the turtles find their way back to the ocean

DW reporter Carla Fernandes on meeting with Miguel in Cape Verde:

Boavista island on Cape Verde has lovely beaches! When I went there that was all that came to my mind. But this beauty became much deeper when I realized the meaning it has for the balance of an animal species like the marine turtles. Marine turtles prefer sandy beaches to make their nests. So looking at the white sand gain a new meaning: life. It was impressive to see a sea turtle laying her eggs on the sandy beach of Curralito and I was much more moved by this experience than I thought I would be.

Visit the Turtle Foundation’s website.

Here is the Turtle Foundation’s blog on its work on Cape Verde.

Date

Tuesday 13.09.2011 | 12:37

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Berlin ‘upcycler’ turns trash into treasures

Used teabags become necklaces and empty tetra paks turn into shower curtains. Julia Vernersson encourages others to think differently about waste by making useful – and beautiful – everyday objects out of it.

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See some of Julia’s work here.

Date

Wednesday 10.08.2011 | 15:04

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From inner-city LA to the farms of Nepal

Roxy Cruz, a 22-year old Mexican-American, spent a year in Nepal working with peasant farmers and migrant workers. She’s now an environmental activist in Los Angeles.

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Date

Monday 08.08.2011 | 14:53

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Surfing for hope in Morocco

One of Morocco’s top surfers at just 26, Bouchma uses his talent to give back to his small fishing village. There, he teaches the kids to surf – and shows them they can make something of their life.

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Monday 08.08.2011 | 14:13

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Canadian goes self-sufficient for a year

Inspired by Hollywood films like ‘Julie and Julia’ and enviro-challenges like the 100-mile diet, young Canadian Elizabeth Fraser has decided to get back to basics by creating what she consumes with her own two hands.

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Have you ever made any everyday products yourself? Share your recipe with us!

Here is Elizabeth’s blog.

Date

Monday 08.08.2011 | 14:05

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