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...]

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...]

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...]

Coastal and Marine Conservation in Ecuador

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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 … [Read more...]