Who We Are

Project Biodiversity is a Cabo Verdean organisation committed to conserving and restoring the island’s unique ecosystems. 

 

Based on the island of Sal, the project implements a variety of environmental programmes that achieve ambitious conservation goals and support sustainable economic growth for the community.

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Our Vision: A world in which humans and nature can thrive together; where communities practice sustainable use and management of natural resources, and are committed to protecting them - ultimately giving back in return.  

Our mission:  to implement conservation programs that promote a sustainable growth model, protecting Cape Verde's natural ecosystems and paving the way for a more vibrant community - one that is both environmentally conscious and economically strong.

Meet the Team

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Berta Renom

Marine Monitoring Programme Coordinator

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Albert Taxonera

Executive Director

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Artur Lopes

 Marine Turtle Conservation Programme Coordinator

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Kirsten Fairweather

Scientific Coordinator,

Marine Turtle Protection Programme

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Anice Lopes

Staff Coordinator,

Marine Turtle Protection Programme 

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Marcos 

Hernandez

Terrestrial Monitoring Programme Coordinator

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João Lima

Field Technician,

CEPF Programme

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Rosineida 

Lima

Coordinator,

Education and Outreach Programme

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Maldini Santos

Field Technician, Seabird Programme

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Lena Matsuda

 Tourism & Marketing Coordinator

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Nelson Lopes

Coordinator, Community Development

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Débora 

Newlands

Volunteer Coordinator

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Janice Pinheiro

Financial administrative

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Denis Adriano

Marine Turtle Field Camp Coordinator

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Igor da Graça

Drone Pilot

Our Values

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Environmental ethics: a commitment to the protection of nature for both the ecological and economic value it provides.

 

Commitment to Community: to engage and encourage people to develop a personal dedication to environmental protection as an individual choice.

 

Environmental Responsibility: a dedication to raising local and international awareness about the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship.

Ethical Volunteerism: to enhance solidarity through service, and to promote volunteering as a tool to raise awareness and inspire cultural exchange among both local and international communities.

 

Economic Opportunity: to support and build community capacity to realize the health, economic, and personal benefits of environmental protection.

 

Sustainability: To instill responsible decision-making that will secure an enduring balance between ecological resilience and economic prosperity.

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Annual Reports

Each year we share the scientific and community results of our Marine Turtle Protection programme with our partners and supporters. Click the link below to read our latest.