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.

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

Kirsten Fairweather

Scientific Coordinator,

Marine Turtle Protection Programme



Field Technician, Seabird Programme



Programme Manager

João Lima

Field Technician,

CEPF Programme




Education and Outreach Programme

Anice Lopes

Staff Coordinator,

Marine Turtle Protection Programme 

Berta Renom

Executive Director

Albert Taxonera


Artur Lopes

Logistics Coordinator, 

Marine Turtle Protection Programme

Field Technician, Seabird Programme

Nelson Lopes

Coordinator, Community Development



Volunteer Coordinator




Communications and Marketing

Vânia Tavares

Field Technician, CEPF Programme

Our Values

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.


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.