- Hands-on work with one of the most endangered species in the Mediterranean.
- Living in a quiet area near a traditional fishing town; exploring nearby nature reserves and admiring local architecture.
- The thrill of seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings head for the sea.
- Experiencing Greek culture first hand in a beautiful area which you can explore in your free time.
- Making a lasting contribution to the preservation of endangered turtles.
- Patrolling the beach to locate new tracks and nests.
- Recording data and measurements.
- Installing protective nest grids.
- Nest relocation (if required).
- Nest excavation (from August onwards).
- Bamboo harvesting – assembling nest grids.
- Manning beach kiosk – educating public about the project.
- Public awareness presentations – conducted at campsites/hotels in the local area.
A typical Turtle Conservation Experience:
- The work is varied and all Explorers rotate around the different roles. These include turtle patrol, camp duty, bamboo harvesting and an environmental education program for the locals and tourists and everything else mentioned in the highlights list above.
- In between your shifts, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or relax with your fellow Explorers back at the campsite.
- Your accommodation will be in tents right next to the beach, providing you with a breathtaking scenic view to wake up to each morning. By living so close to the beach you will be able to cool down with a quick dip in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.
- The campsite will have a number of facilities, including a mini-market, a self-service restaurant and access to a telephone.
- Depending on how shifts you are structured, you will also have one day off a week, giving you time to explore the local area and immerse yourself even more into the breathtaking natural beauty, culture and history that Greece has to offer.