Volunteer in Costa Rica with Turtle Conservation Program - from just $36 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Building & Construction Projects / Charity Challenges / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / NGO / Summer Volunteer Programs / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Costa Rica
Location : Various Exotic Locations
Duration: 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Want to help protect the magnificent giant sea turtle?

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the amazing sea turtle. The Turtle Conservation Program works to conserve the future of this majestic creature, which through decades of indiscriminate human plundering, has been drastically reduced in number to a point where it is now on the endangered species list. Sadly, without the help of widespread conservation efforts, including environmental, research and re-education programs, the great sea turtle could be lost forever. Working with several of the main species of sea turtles to inhabit the Pacific, the main focus of this project is to protect and nurture the clutches of eggs laid across vital beach nesting grounds (June to December), or work on conservation and research projects at other times. The aim is to create safer nesting grounds, increase understanding and ensure more hatchlings make it to the Pacific Ocean to allow for the continuation of the species.

Goals of this Project:

·       To save the sea turtle from extinction

·       Work on projects to improve the environment for nests and to make the hatchlings journey to the Pacific Ocean safer

·       Research these wonderful creatures so a greater understanding of how to save them can be gained

·       Enable inter-cultural exchange between international volunteers and locals.

 

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect and conserve the native wildlife of Costa Rica. This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

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