Turtle conservation

Project name:

Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute (LAMAVE) (1)

Project purpose:

Turtle conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • in-water surveys (snorkel/free diving)

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

112

Marine

Philippines

South-East Asia

1 Ratings

1

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

  • At least 21 years old

  • Minimum commitment of 3 months

  • Proficiency in English & computer skills

  • Excellent swimming/snorkelling skills and ability to free-dive to 7m

  • Physically fit enough to spend several hours a day on a boat and/or in the water, frequently in rough conditions and current

  • Ability to live closely with a small community and respect their culture

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Comfortable living in a shared home and in a remote setting with extremely basic amenities

  • Strong work ethic with a willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours if necessary

  • A degree in marine science, zoology, environmental sciences or related subjects are preferred

  • Strong interest in marine biology, research and conservation

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

Volunteer placements must be a minimum of 3 months. Volunteer fees are charged monthly at $450 ($112 weekly).

Example of daily schedule:

6 am: Breakfast

7-8 am: In water research

10-11 am: Lunch/Lectures/Data input

12-14:30 pm: In water/ land research

17-18:00 pm: Dinner followed by data processing

 

 

Please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • At least 21 years old

  • Minimum commitment of 3 months

  • Fluent in English

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Comfortable living in a shared home and in a remote setting with extremely basic amenities Willing to work long and irregular hours if needed

  • A degree in marine science, zoology, environmental sciences or related subjects are preferred

  • Excellent swimming/snorkelling skills and ability to freedive to 7m

  • Strong interest in turtles, research and conservation

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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