Sea Turtle Conservation in Greece

Company : GVI
Location : Giannitsochori
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Join an international team of volunteers and participate in our vital sea turtle conservation project on Greece's Mediterranean coast. 

Based in the beautiful Bay of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese, you will be involved with conserving and protecting one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.
You’ll find yourself involved in different activities, depending on the time of year. In the months of June and July, you can expect to do the daily surveying of nesting female turtles. This will take place on morning patrols, in order to protect any nests that may have been laid over night. During September and August, you’ll find yourself recording the nest hatching events. This is where you’ll monitor the tiny turtles as they make their way to the ocean. 
This program is only operational from June to early September, following the loggerhead turtle season. 
Program Highlights: 
  • Gain real hands-on experience on Sea turtle conservation in one of the most important nesting areas for loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean region. 
  • Learn about the threats to sea turtle conservation both locally and globally and how our work combats these threats.
  • Be part of a passionate team and make the difference by going out every day (night and day) performing different conservation activities on the beautiful Greek beaches.
  • Educate tourists and local residents on sea turtle protection, its importance and what they can do to help.
  • Patrol the beach to locate new tracks and nests (June-End July/Early August). Recording data and measurements. Installing protective nest grids.


Start Dates

11 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022
09 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022

10 Jun 2023
24 Jun 2023
08 Jul 2023
22 Jul 2023
05 Aug 2023
19 Aug 2023
02 Sep 2023
16 Sep 2023

Costs / Benefits

2 weeks - £2,045
4 weeks - £2,595
6 weeks - £3,195
8 weeks - £3,745
10 weeks - £4,395
12 weeks - £4,945



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