A craft beer company has created new brews to help the plight of sea turtles in Africa.

Nottinghamshire based The Beer Company has produced a lager and a pale ale to help fund NGO Project Biodiversity in Cape Verde.

The islands, off the North West coast of Africa, are an important nesting site for the endangered loggerhead turtle yet they remain at risk from poaching, marine pollution and coastal development. Only one in 1,000 baby sea turtles will make it to adulthood.

Director of The Beer Company, Joanne Taylor, was moved to get involved after witnessing the work that takes place during her holiday in the region.

She said: "After seeing the amazing work that Project Biodiversity carry out first hand, it's a real privilege to be able to use my passion for craft beer to help do a little bit towards the preservation of these incredible creatures."



This year, Project Biodiversity released over 98,000 baby turtles from their hatcheries and protected over 21km of nesting beaches.

The Turtle cask beer is being sold through Mitchells & Butlers pubs nationwide and the Turtle Lager in can is available on Amazon.

The team has raised over £1,000 from sales so far, which will be put towards the training and resources needed to patrol beaches with a historically high rate of poaching.