Conservation and Protection of Sea Turtles

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

It makes visits to local schools in order to local schools with the aim of provide environmental education that generates a change in the children's outlook towards the environment. the environment.
Learn all about sea turtle conservation
Activities of beach cleaning and preservation of the environment. the environment.
By protecting sea turtles we protect an entire ecosystem.
t close to nature in a unique way, learn about marine life and its importance
The aim is to raise awareness among the population near the beaches about the conservation and protection of endangered species. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
50+
The sea turtle conservation program in Mexico seeks to improve and reduce the negative impact created by the lack of awareness of the care of this marine species and the environment that surrounds them.

Encourage the social responsibility of the people with whom you have contact and work with.
You will be part of one of the most interesting sea turtle conservation volunteer programs in the Pacific of Mexico.  You will have the opportunity to help in the conservation of sea turtles.  In addition, you will be able to enrich your knowledge about nesting beach monitoring and sea turtle nesting habits.

The main activities carried out in the sea turtle project are:
  • Releases consist of helping the hatchlings to reach the sea. 
  • Adequacy of the hatchery, exhuming and fixing the possible ways of filtration of the animals.
  • Environmental education for tourists, raising awareness to protect the species.
  • Night patrols and relocation of turtle eggs to the hatchery.
  • Night monitoring of turtles: this activity will be carried out regularly at night, with the aim of rescuing and safeguarding sea turtle nests that nest on the coasts. As well as collecting, measuring and tagging data. During the monitoring you can see a great variety of wildlife.
Turtle release: This activity is supported with information (environmental education towards responsible tourism).
In addition, beach cleaning, nest cleaning, environmental education and database activities are carried out.

Typical day

  • You will be able to go and do the work of releasing the turtles, you can then go to puerto escondido to enjoy the beaches or be in the area of the volunteer's house.
  • In the afternoons the patrol activities return to prevent the egg collectors from hijacking the nests, to get ahead of the turtle thieves, we have to do the patrols.
  • It operates from Monday to Sunday. Night tours tend to start between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., depending on the tide. Although you can choose days off

Free-time activities

In Mexico City you will have the possibility to visit the following museums:
  • Anthropology
  • Modern Art
  • Soumaya
Also, archaeological sites such as:
  • Teotihuacan
  • The Zócalo
  • Mexican folklore is built in Xochimilco or Garibaldi and its busy neighbourhoods like Coyoacan.
  • Tlaxcala is the smallest state of the 32 that make up the Mexican Republic. 
  • In Tlaxcala you will find a very important Nahua ethnic presence, which makes it an unmissable tourist attraction.
PUEBLA
  • Puebla offers several touristic places to visit such as:
  • The Zocalo with its colonial architecture.
  • Cholula, a small town with attractions for the more adolescent public, with its organic and urban touch.
  • You will find a wide and modern proposal in cafes, bars and music.
  • Activities for those who like a more alternative life
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Initiative and autonomy, Ability to learn, Optimism and enthusiasm, Ability to lead initiatives
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Arrival orientation 
  • Accommodation during your volunteer placement with breakfast. 
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Follow-up, Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of your volunteer placement
  • Accident insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Guidance, counselling and management in the choice of the program
Accommodation

The spaces provided for volunteers are as follows:

  • Basic bunk beds, where you share a room with other volunteers.  
  • Common areas.
  • Laundry area and kitchen.
  • Common bathrooms.
  • Internet is available in the house at specific times.

There may be unexpected water and power cuts due to the area in which we are located.


Dorm Room
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Puerto Escondido. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The sea turtle conservation project in Mexico is open from the second week of June until the end of February.

You should arrive in the country on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it facilitates the integration of your project and the orientation of the place and activities to be carried out.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$810
3 weeks
$1,080
4 weeks
$1,350
5 weeks
$1,620
6 weeks
$1,890
7 weeks
$2,160
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,510
Average fees
$349 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Conservation and Protection of Sea Turtles

The aim is to raise awareness among the population near the beaches about the conservation and protection of endangered species.

$291/week

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