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

Forest
1 Ratings

1

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

112

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Wild Sun Rescue Center

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

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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