Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Project name:

Tambor Bay Turtles/ Tortugas Bahia Tambor

Project purpose:

Protect the remain Olive Ridley Turtles who come to the Bay to lay their eggs. Protect the eggs in a hatchery to increase the amount of babies release into the ocean. That will increase the total population in the Bay.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • community awareness
  • data collection/analysis

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

280

Marine

Costa Rica

Central America

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills
  • field research skills
  • gain a qualification or credit
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

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

Accommodation:

Full equipped house with share rooms

When does the project run?

August to December

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, hot shower, wifi, tv, washing machine, swimming pool available and 50 m from the beach

How long can I stay?

1 week minimum, 4 months maximum

Requirements:

  • Over 18
  • English or Spanish
  • Interested in conservation, able to work at night and early morning about 6-8h a day

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

Early morning and night walks to find nests on the beach. Data collection, working with females laying eggs on the beach. Protecting eggs in the hatchery. Releasing babies into the ocean. Environmental education. Beach clean ups.

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