Successful Education Phase launched in Sal, Cabo Verde

Successful Education Phase launched in Sal, Cabo Verde

We are pleased to inform all our contributors and donors that we have successfully launched our education phase in our project in Sal, Cabo Verde.

Calao contacted the Oceanário de Lisboa and signed up a convention. Thanks to the contribution of the Luxembourg Government we could make sure that our success story goes through.

The Oceanário de Lisboa has created a fantastic brochure that will provide children with a wide range of information on how to protect our environment from plastic waste.

This brochure written in Portuguese is addressed to children upto 12 years. They will be trained on how to integrate biodiversity conservation, protection of environment, anti-pollution and recycling matters at schools.

By protecting the ocean, we are protecting all life on Earth, including every human being. Our best weapons are emotions and education. However, if the sea can trigger emotions alone, our duty is to spread knowledge and to make everyone understand that we all have a role to play in Nature conservation. This is Oceanário’s goal in Portugal and we believe that is even more important in Cape Verde with our partner Calao. By training the teachers in issues related to marine litter, we are turning them into the agents of change, our best allies to raise awareness about plastic pollution and to foster behavioural change.” says Diogo Geraldes, from the Education Department of the Oceanário de Lisboa has contributed widely to this great education project.

We would like to reiterate our thanks to the Oceanário de Lisboa,
our long-term partner that could help Calao
to expand its education activities in Cabo Verde

Newsletter Sal, CV: First beach cleaning of 2020!

Newsletter Sal, CV: First beach cleaning of 2020!

Sharkpoint before our beach cleaning!

A fantastic team of volunteers made of 15 military soldiers and 10 volunteers collected 300 Kgs on the beaches of Shark Point. It is well known for being a beach that is poorly maintained and unfortunately stirred by winds bringing back all sorts of waste from the ocean.

On 19th January 2020, Calao proceeded to its first beach cleaning of the new year 2020.

We would like to thank all volunteers and
wish that more will join our heroes team!

Happy New Year 2019 – Bonne et Heureuse Année 2019

Happy New Year 2019 – Bonne et Heureuse Année 2019

Toute l’équipe de Calao vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse Année 2019 ; nous espérons pouvoir compter sur votre soutien et votre aide pour la nouvelle année à venir.

The whole Calao’s team would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2019; we still hope for your support and your help during 2019.

Click to this link and watch our video: Happy New Year – Bonne et Heureuse Année


Sal Newsletter – A Christmas beach cleaning!

Sal Newsletter – A Christmas beach cleaning!

On 24th November 2018, Calao Luxembourg has performed its last monthly beach cleaning for 2018, Sal, Cabo Verde.
A group of volunteers helped us during the operation to collect marine waste.

We would like to thank all the volunteers for their precious help!

Please help us to continue in 2019 these actions by joining in our activities.  We have a launch a fund raising which could help us to do so.
Your help and our actions are very important to the Island of Sal; it helps the local communities to attract more tourism and businesses within the island.

This short video will show you our success story.

We count on your continuous help and confidence in our activities
2019 will be challenging!
we will put into place our education programme in schools,
which will focus on biodiversity protection and recycling
The recycling unit will also be on our 2019 programme


Please contribute to this success story



Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution!

Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution!

Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution

Despite its geographical isolation, the Cape Verde Islands suffer from a constant flow of plastic debris transported by the ocean current of the Canaries. They accumulate mainly on the eastern shores of the archipelago. These debris pose a permanent threat to the marine life and biodiversity of the islands. Since the project’s start, Calao has collected more than 15 tonnes of marine debris on the island of Sal.

Since the project’s start, Calao has collected more than 15 tonnes of marine debris on Sal. We must continue our operations, because our fight can not stop until the fishing industry imposes on its operators more environmentally friendly practices.
Calao is an international association, based in Luxembourg, created in 2004. Our goal is the protection of biodiversity and the environment through concrete actions and an education program designed for local communities in Africa. After two successful projects in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, Calao launched in 2015 an ambitious program to clean up the beaches of the island of Sal in Cape Verde.  In order to continue our regular operations of sanitation of the beaches of Sal, we hope to be able to count on your financial support, even symbolic, because the fight against the marine pollution is a long-term fight and unfortunately it announces itself complicated without the involvement of the main culprits of this pollution, namely the international fishing industry. We are convinced that it is our duty towards future generations. We estimate our budget at EUR 5,000 a year, which corresponds to the purchase of bags to transport waste, gloves for volunteers and the rental of a commercial vehicle to transport waste to the landfill.

Please follow this link for your donations!  thanks in advance!


Click here for our video.