Turtle conservation

Project name:

ECOTEER (1)

Project purpose:

Turtle conservation, education and practical application of conservation strategies

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management
  • undertake your own research

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

498

Marine

Malaysia

South-East Asia

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills​

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices


Accommodation:

shared volunteer house

When does the project run?

April - September

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, local shops, phone signal, cooking facilities, refillable drinking water, nearby medical facilities, local town, cold shower, wifi at the Project House, transport within the project is covered

How long can I stay?

Minimum stay of 2 weeks

Requirements:

None

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

Volunteers will spend their time helping build the turtle image database; by taking images of turtles during snorkel surveys, individual turtles can be identified and their movements around the islands mapped. This data is vital to the development of an effective management plan for sea turtle conservation. Volunteers will also participate in night patrols, helping mother sea turtles lay their eggs and safely relocate them to a hatchery to protect them from poaching.


In addition to what's stated in the daily day-to-day life, volunteers will also help during the team's awareness talks and weekly beach cleanups.

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