Hawksbill Conservation Volunteer Program in Nicaragua


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Fast Facts
A project offered by:
Based in:Chinandega, Nicaragua
Working with:Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Activities including:Beach patrols to gather scientific data and protect nesting turtles
Caring for and managing nests at the hatchery
Cleaning beaches and building hatcheries
Releasing baby turtles into the ocean
Community based education and outreach

Price*:from US$280
Duration:from 1 week
*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)

Take some time-out to team up with researchers and fieldworkers and get close to nature in a vibrant community on the Pacific coast of the Americas.  You will join a project site and experience the local culture while you make a hands-on contribution to Hawksbill Sea Turtle conservation.  Located on the northwest pacific coast of Nicaragua, the Estero Padre Ramos Nature Reserve is one of the most ecologically important natural areas in the country.  A large mangrove estuary surrounded by several small beach communities, it is a critically important Hawksbill nesting area.

The Nicaraguan Hawksbill Project was initiated in 2010 and since that time the research and conservation actions have enabled us to determine nesting abundance and conservation status of the species, while also enabling the protection of nearly every nest laid at the site.  This has been achieved through the cohesive participation of various NGOs, government institutions, local communities, cooperatives and private companies, who work within a locally formed committee to efficiently prioritize and manage the resources of this critical Hawksbill protected area.

Go to GoAbroad.com’s website to find out more about this project.