Sea Turtle Conservation Ambassador

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gegründet 2012
Luis
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Koordinator | Luis
Koordinator | Luis

Highlights

Volunteer by helping baby sea turtles to reach the ocean safely being part one of the most beautiful and magical moments on the turtle season, come and be part to our dream saving turtles
Patrol beaches on evening and night walks to locate female turtles and their at-risk nests to relocate their eggs in a save place to protect them from poachers and predators
Monitor sloths and their endangered population in their natural habitat and sav turtles at the same time. 2 emblematic animals one mission, protect our teasure our wildlife
Clean untended beaches for a better environment and a greener planet , be part of gthe comnservation in one of the countries most biodiversity on gthe planet
Experience the Costa Rica'n "Pura Vida" and its exotic fauna and flora, protecting the wildlife and living a unique experience surrounded by wildlife
Volunteering saving turtles, making the difference and meet one of the most beautiful beaches in the world? Join us in Pacific CR This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 17+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+
What we do

Sea turtles are at risk around the globe. They are endangered throughout the world’s oceans, and several species native to the eastern Pacific (where Matapalo Sea Turtle Conservation is located) are nearing extinction. Factors that are contributing to this endangerment include pollution, poaching, and low hatchling survival rates. At the Matapalo Conservation, volunteers are key to the preservation of the sea turtle species native to Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

What You’ll Do

Sea turtle conservation – As a volunteer with us, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the entire turtle hatching process. This includes taking shifts patrolling the beach in the evenings to locate female turtles who have come ashore to lay their nests. Nests are then transported to a hatchery, where they can be monitored 24/7 to protect them from poachers and predatory animals. You will take one shift every few days to keep watch of the hatchery. Finally, upon hatching, you will assist the baby sea turtles in reaching the ocean safely to ensure maximum survival rates. You may also help in the general maintenance of the hatchery. 
Other tasks – Volunteers will also participate in sloth walks to monitor and record the migration patterns of local sloth populations. Additionally, you’ll assist us in gathering beach litter once per week. You can expect to help with cleaning the kitchen and bedrooms once per week. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in community service work with local schools and community facilities. 

Accommodations 

You will live in hostel-style accommodations with fellow volunteers. There are both male and female dormitories with bunk beds and an attached bathroom. The site has a personal chef that will prepare three meals per day. There is also a restaurant and convenience store located directly beside the site if you would like to purchase additional food, beverages, or toiletries.   

Free Time Activities 

Volunteers can expect between 3 and 6 hours of work per day 6 days per week. This leaves plenty of time to explore the beautiful country of Costa Rica and experience all of the activities it has to offer. There is a surfing school down the road from the conservation that offers surf lessons and rentals. Beach horseback riding is available just minutes from the site location. By bus you can reach the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park or the gorgeous Dominical beach in less than 45 minutes. However, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a lazy day on the beach as we are within 100 meters from the ocean in Matapalo. Additionally, there is a soccer field and volleyball net right across the street from the site. 

Location

The conservation is actually found in the small village of Matapalo. Located about 200 kilometers south of San Jose, Matapalo lies on the Pacific coast with the closest city being Quepos. The conservation is situated 100 meters from the ocean. The site is within 30 kilometers of the breathtaking Manuel Antonio National Park. Within walking distance is a waterfall in the mountains as well as surf shops, beach horseback riding, and hiking trails. 

Tagesablauf


Meals

Breakfast – 8:00 am 
Lunch – 12:00 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm 

Volunteer Obligations

Communal Work Shifts

9:30 – 11:00 am
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Hatchery Shifts and Beach Patrols
The hatchery shifts and beach patrols vary depending on the season. 

Information About the Turtles We Work With

The two species of sea turtles that we mostly work with are the Leatherback Turtle and the Green Sea Turtle. Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long and weighing up to 1500 pounds (680 kilograms). These reptilian relics are the only remaining representatives of a family of turtles that traces its evolutionary roots back more than 100 million years. Once prevalent in every ocean except the Arctic and Antarctic, the leatherback population is rapidly declining in many parts of the world. The green turtle is also a large sea turtle with a wide, smooth shell. It is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive depending on its habitat, but for the greenish color of its skin. They grow up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long and up to 800 pounds (350 kilograms).


Freizeitaktivitäten

Here you'll have many different activities to do.
A surfing school is near to the project (100 meters), our beach offers the best chance to go surfing, the waves are awesome.
An amazing waterfall lies within 1 hour walking distance by the mountains.
Manuel Antonio National Park is 45 minutes north by bus.
Dominical beach is 30 minutes south by bus. Here you can also do sports, snorkeling, fishing or recreational fishing.
The beach is just in front of our house, so sunbathe, enjoy the beach and live in a tropical and nice place.

Water Sports
Swimming
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 17 Jahre alt sein.
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Tortugas de Pacuare

Program fees include: accommodation and 3 meals at day.

Unterkunft

There are shared rooms with eight people, three people or four people. 

You can also ask for our single rooms with air condition for a higher price.

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

We provide 3 meals a day: Rice and beans, spaghetti, patacones, empanada, picadillo, and many more typical local foods.
Drinks will be always tropical flavors.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Costa Rica bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Costa Rica antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Costa Rica überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Details on Arrival 

You can arrive any day of the week except for Sunday. From the TRACOPA bus stop near the San Jose airport, take the bus going to Uvita. Let the bus driver know that you will be getting off at the stop in Matapalo. 
After you apply for our program we will get in touch with more information regarding your arrival. We provide options for transportation from the airport to the site at an additional cost. 
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
1 - 30 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 250
2 Wochen
$ 500
3 Wochen
$ 750
4 Wochen
$ 1,000
5 Wochen
$ 1,250
9 Wochen
$ 2,150
17 Wochen
$ 4,000
30 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 7,000
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 242 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Tortugas de Pacuare wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Tortugas de Pacuare während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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