In 2016 the ‘Ethical Traveler’, a project of the Earth Island Institute, prepared a list of 10 of the countries within the Developing World that are an ethical destination. Cape Verde was a clear leader in this quest. The island state is currently aiming to significantly increase its energy from renewable sources; it has established programmes to protect turtles, which are hunted and also vulnerable to pollution. We also previously reported that both Fogo and Maio islands have been granted UNESCO Biosphere status. Cape Verde is also known for gender equality with women holding positions of authority in both the public and the private sector. LGBTQ rights are also embraced and it is one of the very few African countries to hold a Gay Pride week. All of this is something that this small country should be proud of.
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