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Volunteers – Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica

Volunteers – Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica

Turtles Costa Rica

Turtles Costa Rica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turtle is an endangered species and if not conserved can soon become extinct. The scientists have predicted that we will forever lose turtles in 20 years unless we preserve the creature and its habitats. Volunteer now in turtle conservation project and protect Lora turtle’s nesting population. Volunteers will protect nests from poachers of all forms, including humans. Our volunteers will also work alongside local community and implement many management strategies.

What difference does this project make?

The conservation is fervently trying to ensure that the turtles remain for many years to come. Through the work the staff is carrying out, in ensuring the eggs get hatched and that they aren’t stolen, the turtles will continue to come ashore and we all get to enjoy the spectacle of seeing them gently dawdle on the sand. The volunteers will help the project accomplish the goals and its aims quickly and will bring enthusiasm and dynamism. The project is available year round but the best season is from May until December.

Highlights of the program

Our volunteers will perform night patrols, from starting from 8 pm and sometimes lasting for 4 hours, to check the eggs and turtles coming offshore to hatch. You will work in the hatcheries and collect eggs and rescue turtles. You’ll also take carapace and nest-dimension measurements and tag the rear flippers of the turtles. Other work includes cleaning the beach and helping the administration of the project.

2007 Costa Rica aerial photo of Playa Tamarind...

2007 Costa Rica aerial photo of Playa Tamarindo and River mouth showing the town and beach of Tamarindo and the Pacific Ocean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Project Location

The project is located in either north Pacific coast or Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Both the regions contain some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. They are also heavens for adventurous seekers with rivers and mountains nearby. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach the project site from San Jose. Your program begins with 2 days orientation program in San Jose and then you will travel to the project site.

Volunteer for Turtle Conservation Program in Costa Rica at $10 per day; Volunteer Program includes Turtle Conservation Projects and Cleaning Beaches.

New Hope Volunteers is a part of GoIndia, a registered travel company with the government of India. New Hope International Volunteer Program is a joint effort project of many country coordinators who have worked for leading USA, UK, New Zealand, and Australia based volunteer organization and RCDP International.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Volunteering

 

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