Only 1 in 1000 will live to adulthood. Sea turtles reach adulthood at about the age of 25. Since hatching, they have to travel from the beach to the ocean, where they are threatened not only by a number of predators, but also by urban light smog, which confuses them in their orientation. The fact that only critically few individuals live to adulthood is not only caused by the number of natural predators, but to a large extent also thanks to us humans. Not only do we push turtles out of their natural environment, but we pollute the oceans with plastic waste, which they often confuse with food, which is usually fatal for sea turtles.
We at BISSARI want to help these creatures and therefore aim to reduce the generation of harmful, mostly plastic waste, which ends up in the seas and oceans, mainly by using sustainable and recycled materials in our products. At the same time, by purchasing each product, you will contribute financially to a non-profit organization PROJECT BIODIVERSITY that deals with the protection of sea turtles on Cabo Verde Islands what is the second biggest hatchery worldwide.
Project Biodiversity (Projeto Biodiversidade) is a Cabo Verdean non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife through community-focused environmental initiatives in Sal, Cape Verde. Since its inception in 2015, Project Biodiversity has led the direct protection and conservation efforts on the island. Their combined approach centers around three main goals: protecting island wildlife, increasing environmental awareness, and supporting a greener and more sustainable local economy. Defined by these interconnected pillars, their approach unites local conservation efforts with long-term capacity building by establishing programmes that benefit both Sal island’s unique ecosystems and its people.
Anyone can help, whether by purchasing our organic products or by making a direct contribution to the organization.