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

Marine

Costa Rica

Central America

Forest
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Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

280

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

Wild Sun Rescue Center

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.

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

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

average rating is 4 out of 5

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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