Bios.cv

Bios.cv Association

BIOS.CV is composed of national and international nature conservation professionals, with a deep knowledge of Cape Verde’s ecosystems and species. Marine biologists, veterinarians, researchers, university professors and ecotourism entrepreneurs, among others, have been promoting and preserving Cape Verde’s biodiversity and marine and coastal ecosystems for 8 to 14 years.

In BIOS.CV, you will find a technical and human team prepared to perform various tasks related to environmental conservation and sustainable development. With a long history of collecting data for scientific studies and with extensive experience in environmental education and training, members of BIOS.CV conducted studies, reports and actions for national and international administrations, research centers and teaching centers and private companies, always offering high quality performance on your projects.

The Philosophy of Bios.cv

The philosophy of Bios.cv is to work in the field, with personnel in the field and who know and take care of the nature of the land.

It starts with a view of the problems that affect the environment and the conservation of nature in Cape Verde from a local perspective, taking into account Cape Verde’s idiosyncrasy and investing in academic training, knowledge and growth and local development.Local training, environmental education through educational and training programs, together with collaborations between local and foreign researchers and teachers, promote the conservation of ecosystems and species based on the community.

The goals

The main objectives of BIOS.CV are the conservation, study and protection of the environment (habitats and species), in addition to promoting the development of local communities through educational and cultural initiatives that help preserve the culture and nature of species. Cape Verde.

Our main lines of action include: sea turtles (nesting monitoring of loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta and study of juvenile green turtles, Chelonia mydas and hawksbill turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata), marine mammals (humpback whale monitoring, Megaptera novaeangliae na Boa Vista island and data collection of cetacean filaments) and birds (monitoring of osprey, Pandion haliaetus, vultures, Neophron percnopterus and several species of sea birds).

We also participate in different conservation activities in protected areas (coastal and wetland ecosystems), in the definition of good practice manuals for ecotourism (sea turtles, whales, birds and corals) and in carrying out information, education and training activities. for the local population and visitors.

CONSERVATION OF

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Whales
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BIRDS
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TURTLES
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Volunteers

Anyone who is eager to help on their annual vacation or vacation and with a minimum of physical conditions, can volunteer for the conservation of sea turtles. A specialized qualification or skill is not essential for volunteering. But, if it is essential to adjust expectations to realities, especially to conditions of permanence and work. For this reason, before the stay, there will be a live or Skype interview between the volunteer and those responsible for BIOS.CV. Thereafter, fluid communication will be maintained and online training material will be provided, in addition to field training.

The volunteer is a fundamental part of this and other projects due to his physical / intellectual contribution, which allows the project to advance in fieldwork and environmental education.

In addition to the desire to help, it is essential that the volunteer is very eager to learn, to make this experience one of the best in his life, to see his dream come true, or who knows if he should change his life …

Bios.cv Projects

Boa Vista is the island where BIOS.CV develops most projects. It is the least populated island (6,000 to 7,000 registered people) and is characterized by a deserted landscape bathed by white sand beaches. The coast has 60 km of beach and there is great marine biodiversity.It is possible to observe without difficulty: nurse shark, hawksbill turtle, green turtle, loggerhead turtle, osprey or rabijunco throughout the year. Between March and May, the humpback whale approaches having its young off the coast of Boa Vista, and on the islets there are important colonies of sea birds, such as the albatross. Places like the Viana desert, the coral reef of Bahía das Gatas, Morro Negro, Ponta do Roque, the wetlands of João Barrosa, Curral Velho, Santa Monica, Varandinha, Morro de Areia, … make this island a place very very special.


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