23. November 2020
Since 1998 World Fisheries Day is celebrated annually to highlight the importance of this marine based labour sector. It is celebrated at the 21st of November also to signal the importance of conservation of oceans, rivers, lakes and fish species. We wanted to underline the importance of sustainable fisheries and to honour the fishermen from Porto Mosquito and P. Rincão (project sites) and for so we marked the date with various activities: - photography exhibition; - “boat tattooing” with...
09. November 2020
What a superb day in the company of 20 short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) while exploring inshore waters and training partcipatory monitoring with local fishers in Darwin Initiative project site between Porto Mosquito and the bay Baia do Inferno. It was great to see at least six calves in the group. This species is highly prone to strandings, thus it is important to mark their occurrence and habitat. If you spot whales or dolphins in Cabo Verde please report to the national...
25. September 2020
Eco-village project is all about reducing our-human negative footprint in our project sites. In Year 2 project partners and community members are progressing towards evaluation of local beaches to establish baselines of cleanliness. This helps to develop site specific waste reduction and long-term monitoring programs. One pebble beach in the fishing community, one sand beach situated farther away from the settlement and one urban beach in the capital Praia showed prevalence of plastic. The...
01. September 2020
Last weekend we were at the Eco Centre and met with the team in charge. So, what happened? State of play about the first experimental month; Teams and work schedule reorganized; Improved the glass storage location; Experimented to make a small brick with the grounded glass; Placed four containers for bottle collection in local bars and mini-markets. As important as to have a good team - responsible for the Eco Centre and to operate the glass recycling machine properly, is to have a conscience...
09. August 2020
We had an exciting weekend in Porto Mosquito. We had two training sessions about community-based ecotourism (marine and terrestrial) for future community guides. The professional guides, Né from Nauticas Tavares and Fredy from CardosoTours, shared their experience with local fisherman and members of the community interested in working in the future with ecotourism. Both approached about personal and visitant’s security, organization and maintenance of all necessary equipment, valorisation...
20. June 2020
Welcome to ‘Kaza Panu di Tera’ in Gouveia! On Saturday we officially opened the first project center in the village of Gouveia to tell the story of the traditional fabric ‘panu di tera’, its links with local nature and culture. The inspiration came from the partnership with the women’s cooperative Sulada that produces this fabric and local arts and crafts. Everybody is welcome to stop by for a glass of local juice, cake, to buy crafts and take a photo with the symbol of the center...
09. June 2020
Happy World Oceans Day from Santa Cruz, Santiago island! Today the ECOCV team joins the Environmental Association Caretta Caretta to learn how to save dolphins that strand on the beach. Knowing the correct techniques of rescue can help to save lives of these wonderful marine animals. The basic equipment to help dolphins and whales and to collect the data was also prepared for the local team. Every little step that we give for our Blue Planet!
02. April 2020
In March before Quebra Canela beach (Praia, Santiago island) was closed to the public, we carried out a survey focused on the distribution and content of waste in the marine and coastal area of Quebra Canela. Unsurprisingly, plastic was the dominant type of waste, but on the marine area high percentage of metal and fabric were also found. As soon as the beach is reopened the survey will be repeated to collect information on changes associated with the reduced use by humans of this unique urban...
26. March 2020
Just before the COVID-19 quarantine we had a very successful community meeting in Porto Rincao, where big and small joined us for the conversation about protected areas and the establishment of the first MPA on the island of Santiago in Baia do Inferno. We also fed back the results of the socio-ecological survey that was conducted last year in the village when we talked to local fishers and fish sellers about their perception and knowledge on marine resources and the need for more organised...
16. March 2020
With the support of multiple partners and collaborators the creation of the eco-centre in the village of Rincão continues. The arrival of the glass recycling machine generated so much curiosity among the community members that they decided to test the first produced sand for the repair of the holes in the floor of the Eco-centre/ Fisher centre. Máquina de reciclagem de vidro chega a Porto Rincão! Com a participação e apoio de múltiplos parceiros e colaboradores, continua a criação do...

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