Sea Turtle, Crocodile and Mangrove Conservation

Project name:

ARCAS (2)

Project purpose:

Sea Turtle, Crocodile and Mangrove Conservation

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

175

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Cosy 8 bed dorm (on beach)

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, toilet (western), shower (cold), nearby medical facilities, local shops, cooking facilities, refillable drinking water, shower (cold), bedding, mosquito nets, personal lockers, ATM (8km away)

How long can I stay?

One week to two months

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 to volunteer

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

There are two price plans when volunteering at Hawaii:

 

  • $175 per week is the basic fee and includes food and lodging. 

  • $200 per week (complete plan) includes a guaranteed place at the project, airport pick-up and transfer to and from the project site, and two nights hotel in Antigua.

 

** Volunteers wanting to improve their Spanish and have a more typically Guatemalan experience are able to stay in a home-stay organised with ARCAS 

 

Seasons in Hawaii

The sea turtle nesting season runs from July to November, with peak months in August-October, though there are solitary nesters all year around. We release hatchlings from late August to late January. Mangrove reforestations are carried out in December and January. Other reforestation activities are carried out in May-July.

For those interested in participating in environmental education, the Guatemalan school year runs from January to November. We also conduct permanent scientific monitoring of the local mangrove ecosystem and volunteers can participate in that. Local community development activities are carried out year-around

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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