I AM PRÍNCIPE
I'm 31 million years old and I'm nature at its purest. I rise from the ocean, my forests reach for the sky my trees connect heaven to earth and from my soil everything grows and everything changes. Every day Flowers, fruits, smells, colors, emotions. I live in a fragile but lasting balance. Harmony between Man and Nature.
That's who I am. ...Listen. ...Can you hear it?
The Príncipe Trust is a non-profit making organisation that works towards the sustainable development of the Island of Príncipe and the conservation of its incredible biodiversity through the promotion of nature tourism and by raising awareness of the Island’s natural riches.
When visiting the turtles at Praia Grande the proceeds of your visit revert to the "Principe Trust", to be used in community projects or for nature conservation.
Reducing the use of plastic, raising awareness about waste reduction and recycling, making drinking water available and contributing generally to the environmental education of inhabitants and visitors of the Island of Príncipe are the objectives of the Water and Recycling project, launched in December 2013 by the Príncipe Island World Biosphere Reserve.
The idea is simple and based on the exchange of 50 plastic bottles for one reusable stainless steel bottle, called a “Biosphere Bottle”, which can be filled up at drinking water fountains. So far 13 fountains have been installed and more than 220,000 plastic bottles have been collected.