Turtle conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (3)

Project purpose:

Turtle conservation

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching​

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1800

Marine

Costa Rica

Central America

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Cabin

When does the project run?

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, shower, cooking facilities

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

None. You do not need to be a scientist or have any special qualifications - everyone can take part and there are no age limits whatsoever.

Ability to walk about 5-15 km per day in soft, sometimes wet sand, and sometimes at high tide. Those of lower fitness level can be assigned shorter patrol walks or monitor nests in the hatchery close to the research station or concentrate on helping with community-based activities

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

Working on a remote black sands beach, you will be involved in direct conservation actions to support the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle, the world's largest living turtle. Venturing out from a research station by the beach, you will conduct beach patrols, guard and collect eggs, count and measure hatchlings and adult turtles, and assist with other direct conservation and research activities. 

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