Sea Turtles and Artisanal Fisheries Monitoring

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fondée en 2010
Caminho Marinho
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Coordinateur | Gustavo
Coordinateur | Gustavo
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You will have direct contact with the wildlife in Brazil in the search for sea turtles in their habitat and captures of them in the water as well as monitoring their interactions with fisherman
Also you will discover the natural beauty of the region and its marine animals, including dolphins and whales (july to december).
Be able to experience the Brazilian way of life and immerse yourself in its culture.
Promote environmental education amongst the locals and build friendships with volunteers from around the world.
Learn and develop the different techniques for sea turtle research and live a greener life which we promote and apply as a group.
Discover different beaches in Santa Catarina (Laguna, Imbituba and Garopaba cities) looking for sea turtles by sigthing points and visiting fisheries coastal communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur

Praia de Itapirubá, Imbituba city, Santa Catarina, presents a beautiful Brazilian landscape of sandy beach and rocky shore, a diversity of coastal and marine species and a welcoming traditional community of artisanal fishermen - perfect setting for an area of ​​aggregation and rest for juveniles from green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).

Since 2010, Projeto Caminho Marinho has been developing conservation and research activities on sea turtles and artisanal fishing in the region. The results of monitoring artisanal fishing influenced the alteration of fishing gear that contributed to the increase in the abundance of sea turtles at Praia de Itapirubá, where a high fidelity by green turtles is recorded.

To assess the long-term abundance of sea turtles, their interaction with the different fishing arts operating in the region and provide this practical experience, the Volunteer Program was designed. Volunteers will be part of the data collection through fixed-point sighting, monitoring the activity of artisanal fishermen in addition to collaborating with different researches through biometrics, epibionts collection, blood and skin sampling, among others.

Journée Typique


Volunteers/ leave the base to start activities between 8:00am, return for lunch around 12:00pm, returning activities from 2:00pm until 5pm. Generally the activity days are from Monday to Friday, which include the following activities:

  • Departure from the field to view from the fixed point;
  • Field trip to monitor the artisanal fishing;
  • Monitoring of sea turtle management;
  • Educational activities in schools;
  • Educational activities on the beach;
  • Care of the Base as organization, cleaning and preparation of collective food. 

During a period of 5-7 days a month, research efforts focus on the intentional capture of green turtles, for the purpose of biometrics, tagging, animal health assessment and collection of different biological samples.

Field work will be limited by climatic conditions and complementary activities with communities, meetings or other types of tasks may be carried out.

Activités de Loisir

The southern coast of Santa Catarina is one of the most beautiful in Brazil and visiting its beaches is the main attraction on free days. 

Especially from July to December, when right whales visit the coast with their young or to give birth to baby whales.

Sports Nautiques
Plongée /
plongée en apnée


Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau moyen) et portugais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
interest in learning, care for the environment and enthusiastic about volunteering
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 08:00 - 18:00

Services inclus

Services de Caminho Marinho
The fee includes basic accommodation (shared room), basic food during the stay (3 meals), transportation to technical activities on other beaches, technical support and certificate of participation.
Individual room (single) or hotel accommodation can be supported by Caminho Marinho with the additional costs of the responsibility of the interested volunteer.
As we are far from the nearest airport, we do not pick up volunteers at the airport or bus station. However, we offer full support with partners so that transport between airport and base is safe and comfortable, with costs being paid by the volunteer directly to the service providers.
The volunteers' house is a good house with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen and living room, barbacue area, internet wifi free acess, 100 meters from the beach, overlooking the sea in a condominium with a volleyball and soccer court for the volunteers to enjoy. It has a microwave, washing machine, TV and stereo. Rooms are shared by up to four volunteers per room. 
The volunteers' house is also the base of the Caminho Marinho, being the smallest practical scale for managing an environment (oikos = ecos = house). That's why everyone works collectively for the functioning of the entire house, seeking to prepare food with organic foods from the garden and total separation of waste (compostable organics, non-compostable organics, plastic, cans, other metals, paper, glass, batteries and lamps in addition to unavoidable disposal materials).
Dortoir Chambre simple Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons
Volunteers are responsible for preparing three basic meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with local products following Brazilian cuisine and those present at the base. 
Breakfast includes bread, cheese, margarine, tapioca, jam, coffee and tea.
Lunch can be something light to support field activities such as a snack or pasta. Dinner (or when possible lunch) consists of rice, beans (Brazilian tradition), eggs, salad and some type of cooked vegetable. The culture of reducing meat consumption is respected, with meat being included in the menu at special events. 
Drinks are not included but the consumption of non-alcoholic beverages is allowed throughout the day and alcoholic beverages are allowed after the end of individual obligations.

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Hercilio Luz International Airport (FLN) à Florianopolis. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Brésil.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Brésil te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Brésil, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Brésil.

Dates et Prix


Informations sur l'arrivée

The Caminho Marinho in Santa Catarina is located 150 km from Florianópolis, on Itapirubá Beach, Imbituba, where it develops research and conservation activities throughout the year, adapted to each season of the year and its peculiarities, reducing its activities during the end of the year holidays (December 18th to January 2).

Summer (December to April) is a period of high temperatures, strong sun and many tourists following the sea turtle monitoring activities and providing environmental education activities. From May to July, the activities of artisanal fishing and beach trawling are a spectacle on their own, when our team monitors the activity and registers the animals that are caught in the fishing, from one to 40 green turtles per net set (set net ), all alive, which are released back into the sea after carrying out the technical procedures.

From August to November, attention is divided between sea turtles, anchovy fishing and the arrival of right whales that use the area for reproduction and nursery.

In view of the multiple activities proposed by the Caminho Marinho, we recommend that the volunteer stay at least a month in order to participate in the main research and conservation activities proposed by the Project.

janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
2 - 28 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
3 sem
4 sem
5 sem
6 sem
$1 080
7 sem
$1 220
8 sem
$1 360
9 sem
$1 500
10 sem
$1 640
11 sem
$1 760
12 sem
$1 880
13 sem
$1 990
19 sem
$2 090
28 sem (durée max.)
$3 590
Coût moyen
$177 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Caminho Marinho t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Caminho Marinho durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Sea Turtles and Artisanal Fisheries Monitoring

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