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):




Costa Rica

Central America

1 Ratings


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


Full equipped house with share rooms

When does the project run?

August to December


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


  • 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



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



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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