Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Uruguay

Company : Frontier
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Help in the conservation of one of Uruguay's most endearing inhabitants – the sea turtle.

Three species of turtle live in the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the juveniles of the species come to forage and grow. The area in which they are found is very precious in terms of biodiversity; some of the species that thrive here include Fransiscana and Bottlenose dolphins, and consequently the area has been designated as a protected area. 

This project involves important research that aims to conserve the sea turtles globally, by studying and protecting their feeding grounds, and observing their behaviours. Join our Uruguay sea turtle project for an exciting conservation experience in a unique and fascinating destination!

The work on this project is highly varied, challenging and enjoyable. You will be rotated so that you get the chance to participate in every aspect of the programme. A key element, depending on the time of year, will be sighting and capturing juvenile turtles so that data can be collected and analysed in order to inform future conservation strategies.

You will also be carrying out beach patrols in order to find stranded turtles, and to help with the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and weak individuals. Other duties will include getting involved with the vital education programme in the local community, by running talks and workshops, and carrying out studies of the local fishing practices.

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 science 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 conservation will be the experience of a lifetime!



  • 4 Weeks £ 1,395
  • 8 Weeks £ 1,895
  • 10 Weeks £ 2,295


What's Included

  • Before you go Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free t-shirt



  • 1 meal per day
  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • Project equipment & materials
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Departure Dates

  • January, February, March.



  • 4, 8, or 10 weeks


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