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Sea turtle and Habitat Conservation

Project name:


Project purpose:

Sea turtle nests are a sought-after, commercialized resource in Nicaragua and some beaches see poaching rates as high as 100%. We put a scientifically-run hatchery in place in order to give the populaton a chance for survival. We combine our efforts with habitat protection measures, community involvement and a sustainable lifestyle on-site.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • community awareness
  • data collection/analysis
  • habitat restoration/management



Central America

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • field research skills
  • remote scenic location
  • undertake your own research

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Tents or shared Cabin

When does the project run?

All year (turtle season is July-January


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, bucket shower, drop toilet.

Part of the facilities count with electricity and running water. There is limited Internet access.

How long can I stay?

Minimum 2 weeks for volunteers, minimum 4 weeks for project assistants


  • None, as full training is provided. We're open to everyone!

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

MEMANTA is a binational, family-run project on a remote beach focussing on sea turtle conservation. From February till June we're working on other projects including gardening, habitat restoration, research etc. Apart from daily chores, there is an optional activity program for volunteers in place that includes craft projects, classes, nature walks, fun trips, games etc. So it is a combination of volunteer work and vacation.

We offer two Programs: Volunteer (min. 2 weeks, 280 USD per week, sleep in cabin) and Project Assistant (min. 4 week, 245 USD per week, camping). Assistants take more duties / responsibilities and can use this as an internship.

Reviews & ratings



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.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



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


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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