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

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

Samuel

Volunteer

5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Adriano

Volunteer

21 Mar 2020

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

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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