Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteering in Uruguay

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Karumbé has been monitoring this foraging and developmental area of juvenile Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) for more than 13 years.  At this site, the volunteers will carry out research and conservation activities, getting quite in touch with the fishing community where the field station is settled.  Volunteers will be working shoulder to shoulder with the two researchers who will be coordinating the fieldwork, getting involved in all tasks included in the project work.  It is not necessary to … [Read more...]

Marine and National Park Volunteering on the Volcanic Island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean

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Volunteer in the Caribbean on the stunning island of St. Eustatius, and join the St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation, helping to protect and conserve their National and Marine Parks. During the turtle nesting season which runs from March to October, you may be assisting with night patrols on Zeelandia beach monitoring nesting sea turtles (not applicable for November to March groups).  Teams will be established and days rotated.  You will assist with gathering data from sea turtles that … [Read more...]

Critically Endangered Marine Turtles Conservation in Grenada

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YWF-Kido Foundation, based at Kido Ecological Station in Carriacou Island and part of the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, is looking for volunteers to participate in a Sea Turtle Monitoring and Tagging Program. Volunteers will actively participate in monitoring and collecting data on two critically endangered sea turtle species, Leatherback and Hawksbill, nesting on three different beaches on the island, helping protect them and their eggs or hatchlings. Duties and … [Read more...]

Help a Community-Based Sea Turtle Conservation Project on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

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The programme’s site at Río Oro beach offers volunteers the opportunity to protect one of the most significant nesting habitats on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Over 4000 Olive Ridley and Green sea turtles visit the beach each year, and the area is a untouched and secluded wilderness paradise! Volunteers are virtually guaranteed to see turtles nesting, and often they will see dozens during their stay. The Río Oro site is located on the unsealed road between Puerto Jiménez and Carate (the … [Read more...]

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Ostional Beach & the “Arribadas”

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The project works directly with the Olive Ridley turtles nesting in Ostional and our volunteers will frequently  be lucky enough to witness first hand the seldom-seen spectacular biological event of the arribadas – one of nature’s genuine wonders. Thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles exit the sea simultaneously, bumping into and crawling over each other as they attempt to ascend the beach to lay their eggs. Initially a few hundred turtles arrive, followed by a steady stream of females for the … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka Sea Turtle and Community Volunteers

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Make sure you don't miss this stunning island on any visit to Asia!  Working on this project will enable you to help conserve and protect sea turtles in Sri Lanka and give them a better chance of survival. You’ll get involved with cleaning, feeding and releasing these adorable creatures as well as getting a real taste of local life working within the local community. You can lend a hand teaching conversational English that will help impoverished locals to earn more money and build a better … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

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The aim of the project is to help protect and preserve some natural nesting sites that do not hold an official category of protection from the Costa Rican Government.  Four different species of sea turtles frequent the Pacific coast of Costa Rica - Lora (Olive rRdley), Negra (Green Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill) and Baula (Leatherback Turtle). These species are in danger of extinction as a result of various human activities such as infrastructure development, light pollution, transportation of … [Read more...]

Ulithi Atoll: Community Conservation Program

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Since 2004 the Oceanic Society has been working with the community to study nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) throughout the islands. Research has shown that Ulithi Atoll is home to one of the largest populations of nesting sea turtles in Micronesia, with approximately 1,000 turtles nesting annually. In 2011, the community of Falalop in Ulithi Atoll declared their intention to establish a locally-managed marine area, and requested assistance from Oceanic Society to develop scientific … [Read more...]

Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas

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  The Green Sea Turtle and the Hawksbill Sea Turtle are in trouble; both species are threatened with extinction.  Even though it is illegal to catch these species in Bahamian waters, conservation managers need to work towards protecting their habitats from coastal development and climate change in order to prevent further decline. On this top-notch conservation research project, you'll be helping marine biologists find out exactly where the sea turtle habitats are by snorkelling … [Read more...]

Sea Turtle & Coastal Ecology Conservation Volunteer Projects in Mexico

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Our Conservation & Environment Project in Mexico is in a unique location for volunteering abroad – right next to the ocean!  It offers you the chance to work alongside local experts on a variety of conservation and environmental projects.  You can get involved in protecting turtles, crocodiles and birds.  There are turtles all year round in Mexico, but the high season is from June to December, with September usually being the busiest month.  However, we are finding increasing numbers of … [Read more...]