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)

Marine

Philippines

South-East Asia

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

112

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation

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

Facilities:

More information needed!

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

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When does the project run?

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