COSTA RICA - Turtle Conservation

Travel to Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park and help protect endangered sea turtles. Assist with the monitoring of endangered green turtles and critically endangered hawksbill and leatherback turtle species, contributing to the long-term conservation of these species while you develop research skills and gain an understanding of the region’s rain forest and it’s ecosystem.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) – Longer options available

Location: Jalova, Costa Rica

$1,575.00

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Description

Experience Highlights:

  • 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.

Included

Experience Fee Includes:

  • 24-hour emergency phone in-country support.
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts.
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated).
  • All necessary project equipment and materials.
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff.
  • Location orientation.
  • Long term experienced staff.
  • Meals while on project.
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared).
  • Welcome meeting.

 

Experience Fee Excludes:

  • Additional drinks and gratuities.
  • Extra local excursions.
  • Flights.
  • International and domestic airport taxes.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Personal kit.
  • Police or background check (where necessary).
  • Visa costs.

Dates

  • 04 May – 17 May 2019
  • 18 May – 31 May 2019
  • 01 June – 14 June 2019
  • 15 June – 28 June 2019
  • 29 June – 12 July 2019
  • 13 July – 26 July 2019
  • 27 July – 09 August 2019
  • 10 August – 23 August 2019
  • 24 August – 06 September 2019
  • 07 September – 20 September 2019
  • 21 September – 04 October 2019
  • 30 May – 12 June 2020
  • 13 June – 26 June 2020
  • 27 June – 10 July 2020
  • 11 July – 24 July 2020
  • 25 July – 07 August 2020
  • 08 August – 21 August 2020
  • 22 August – 04 September 2020
  • 05 September – 18 September 2020
  • 19 September – 02 October 2020

Documents Required

  • Personal Details – Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Nationality.
  • Medical Form – to be signed by doctor if volunteer has illnesses to declare.
  • Clear criminal background check.

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