Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteering in Uruguay


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...]

Uruguay Sea Turtle Conservation


Three species of sea turtle live in the azure waters of Uruguay, where the juveniles come to forage and grow.  The area in which they are found is very precious in terms of biodiversity; some of the species that thrive here include Fransiscana and Bottlenose Dolphins, and consequently the area has been designated as a protected area.  This project involves important research that aims to conserve the sea turtles globally, by studying and protecting their feeding grounds, and observing their … [Read more...]

Hawksbill Conservation Volunteer Program in Nicaragua


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 … [Read more...]

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


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...]

Environmental Education & Park Monitoring in the Bay Islands


From the moment you set foot on Utila, you’ll know why this place is worth protecting. The tiny little island is home to an incredible mix of ecosystems including mangroves, marshes, and tropical beaches. It’s also surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular reefs. But sadly this natural wonderland is under constant threat. Over-fishing, illegal poaching, pollution and development are already taking their toll. The Honduran government has charged BICA with ensuring the well-being of … [Read more...]

Critically Endangered Marine Turtles Conservation in Grenada


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...]

Protect the Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle on this World-Famous Conservation Project in Grenada


2016 marks the 17th year of the sea turtle leatherback monitoring programme. During the nesting season (March – July) Research Assistants & Project Supervisors will patrol the key nesting beach at night for nesting females, assist in the application of tags and collect biometric data - this is very much a hands on sea turtle volunteer programme. You can expect to complete approximately three to four night surveys per week (8pm to 6am) during the three week stay. During hatching season, … [Read more...]

Hawksbill Conservation Volunteer Program in El Salvador


The Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO) is a unique charity dedicated to the protection of the critically endangered Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Sea Turtles and their habitats.  ICAPO manages community based-conservation projects along the American Pacific coast where turtles have been indiscriminately hunted and their eggs extracted for decades. ICAPO have been conducting a Hawksbill Sea Turtle conservation volunteering program at Bahia de Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve, El Salvador. … [Read more...]

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


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”


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...]