- Contribute to the development and management of long-term turtle conservation efforts along Central America’s Caribbean coast.
- Visit and gain an holistic understanding of remote Caribbean beaches and tropical rainforests.
- Conducting important research on turtles (seasonal) and aquatic birds. See endemic and protected species.
- Receive unique and hands-on training in order to understand the rainforest and the variety of wildlife that depend on it’s future.
A typical Turtle Conservation Experience:
- Wake up between 05h00 and 06h00. First survey between 06h00 and 10h00. Eat lunch. Second survey between 13h00 and 16h00. Eat dinner.
- Occassionaly we do nighttime turtle patrols which run from 20h00 and 02h00. Explorers who attend these would have the morning off the following day.
- Explorers go out on 1 or 2 surveys per day.
- Explorers get training on international marine turtle conservation protocol for aiding and conserving green, leatherback (March to June) and hawkbills
which includes night patrols, nest checks and excavations.
- Explorers will also receive introductions to marine turtle conservation and biology and have the opportunity to take part in surveys for other projects dependent on the current work being carried out. This may include jaguar, mammal, reptile, amphibian or canal bird surveys.