Coastal and Marine Conservation in Ecuador

Releasing Baby Turtles to the Sea

Photo credit: Flickr, Steve Jurvetson.

Fast Facts
A project offered by:
Green Trek
Based in:La Plata Island, Ecuador
Working with:Green Turtles
Hawksbill Turtles
Olive Ridley Turtles
Activities including:Diurnal and nocturnal patrols of beaches
Measurement and tagging of turtles
Egg counting and nest tagging
Egg transfers to an egg hatchery site (if required)
Capture and recapture of turtles in the sea
Seabird surveys and data collection
Environmental education and outreach
Price*from US$610
Durationfrom 4 weeks
*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)

You will be working with our partner a local NGO whose mission is the conservation of Ecuador’s marine ecosystems and resources. Our partner organization works under the guidelines of Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment (In Spanish, Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador – MAE). This joint work has allowed the achievement of important advances in terms of conservation.  By volunteering with this initiative, not only will you gain an invaluable experience, but you will also get to know yourself better as a person.  The Turtle Project requires staff and volunteers to travel periodically to La Plata Island and stay there for around eight days at a time.

(*Note: All the activities described above are subject to change according to needs of our Projects, therefore we cannot guarantee that you will participate in all of these activities during your volunteering period.)

Go to Green Trek’s website to find out more about this project.