Cape Verde Turtle Conservation

Company : Frontier
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Cape Verde
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Travel to Cape Verde for an amazing conservation experience and discover an island idyll that is one of Africa's best kept secrets!

This vital project seeks to provide an action group to patrol beaches, rescue injured turtles, monitor numbers and much more. 

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Work with the rare & beautiful sea turtle
  • Discover a hidden pocket of splendour

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your work on the project will take place mainly from dusk until dawn. It will include a wide range of activities that all contribute to the successful monitoring and protection of six species of sea turtle – Leatherback, Green, Olive Ridley, Kemp's Ridley, Loggerhead and Hawksbill. The site has been selected on account of its suitability and high biodiversity value.

The activities that you are participating in include;

  • contributing ecological and other information to the national environmental databases
  • identification and population assessments of the different species
  • establishing the location and excavating nests
  • rescuing and rehabilitating injured or sick hatchlings
  • day and night beach patrols to prevent the poaching of eggs

Depending on when you join you may find yourself working alongside other committed and highly motivated volunteers who all share a passion for travelling in developing countries and saving endangered life. Your project staff will be experienced and friendly individuals dedicated to turtle preservation.

If this is your first time doing conservation work, don't worry! It will only take a short while for you to feel totally at home on camp and confident with the conservation work. Although the work is intense you'll find that living in such a beautiful and inaccessible environment alongside friends who share your passion for turtle conservation will be the experience of a lifetime!

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free t-shirt
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • Project equipment & materials
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup

 

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