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

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • field research skills​

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

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


Wild Sun Rescue Center

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.

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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