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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

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1 - 20 settimane  ·  Età 18 - 50+

rating  Perfetto 4.6  · 
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Punti Salienti

  • Rescue turtle nests from predation and poaching. Patrol for nests under the magnificent star-filled skies or while the sun rises on the bay.
  • Involvement in the entire process, from nesting to collection to hatchling release.
  • Learn about turtle conservation in this peaceful beach setting.
  • Experience this remote habitat of mangroves, sea life, and a huge variety of birds including the magnificent Scarlet Macaws- the beach is full of life.
  • Relax on the beach after a hard day of work, or adventure on your own to other interesting sites nearby .

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Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

Help protect Olive Ridley sea turtles in Bahia Tambor, a beautiful 6 km beach in the south of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.

The mission of the project is protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) that lay their eggs on the beach in order to protect,  maintain, and grow the population of this keystone species. 

Location:

The program’s sea turtle conservation site is located at Tambor Bay in the south ...

Sul programma

The mission of the project is protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) that lay their eggs on the beach in order to protect,  maintain, and grow the population of this keystone species. 

Location:

The program’s sea turtle conservation site is located at Tambor Bay in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.  The hatchery (where we protect the eggs) and work space for the project is located on the property of Tambor Tropical Beach Resort.

This bay receives the Olive Ridley sea turtles each year, and the area is a pristine and remote wilderness paradise!

Tambor is a quaint coastal community with a small grocery store, great pizza place, a few of bar/restaurants, a few small hotels, a church, and a school.  Most of the businesses are located on or near the small street that leads from the main road (Ruta 160) to the beach.  It's a quiet little town that comes alive on the weekends with locals relaxing and having with friends and family.  

There are 2 residential/vacation communities and a resort nearby that bring some international influence.  Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, Los Delfines Golf and Country Club, and Barcelo Tambor Resort are great supporters of the Tambor Bay Turtle Rescue.  Their access, cooperation, and support are invaluable to the success of the program.

Duties:

As a volunteer you will be working directly with experts and taking part in various conservation activities that includes late-night and early-morning patrols.  There is the possibility of witnessing nesting behavior, and assisting with relocating nests and  baby turtle releases.  Additional activities may include recording scientific data, nest exhumations, hatchery maintenance, beach clean ups, and environmental education.


Giornata tipica

Early-morning and/or late-night walks are a vital part of the day.  You will learn to help find turtle tracks that lead to freshly laid nests.  Nature determines our days and patrol times which depend on the tides, the rains, and the season.  It is a challenge we face that keeps us guessing ...

Giornata tipica

Early-morning and/or late-night walks are a vital part of the day.  You will learn to help find turtle tracks that lead to freshly laid nests.  Nature determines our days and patrol times which depend on the tides, the rains, and the season.  It is a challenge we face that keeps us guessing sometimes. Below is how a day might go if everything goes as planned.  This is a sample schedule and relies on flexibility, patience, and cooperation. 


  • 5 am: Beach Patrol- depending on the tide
  • 7 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Work in the hatchery, maintenance or beach clean up, or perhaps participation in local school programs
  • 12 pm: Lunch 
  • Free time/rest time
  • 4 pm: Baby turtle release and/or exhumation 
  • 7 pm: Dinner 
  • Night patrol: The time will depend on the tide. 

This represents a typical day but it may change.  Some duties may include nursery monitoring or a late night baby release.

There is information available about local activities and excursions you may be interested in on your own or with your fellow volunteers.  While we are not a tour company we are happy to help you get the most out of your experience here.   


Attività del tempo libero

Tours and Free Time:

We know that volunteers come not only to work but also to discover the incredible nature of Costa Rica, and the program offers connections to unforgettable tours and activities. In Tambor Bay you can enjoy kayak tours, boat tours on the bay, bioluminescent tours, ...

Attività del tempo libero

Tours and Free Time:

We know that volunteers come not only to work but also to discover the incredible nature of Costa Rica, and the program offers connections to unforgettable tours and activities. In Tambor Bay you can enjoy kayak tours, boat tours on the bay, bioluminescent tours, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching tours, and even whale watching when in season… and volunteers are free to trek around the trails surrounding the site or walk to miles of beach along the bay.  You will have ample time to rest and spend days on the beach and exploring the area.  


Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello base) o Spagnolo (livello base)

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Altre competenze

Everyone has something to offer. Flexibility, cooperation, and patience are valued characteristics that will make this a worthwhile and rewarding experience. Spanish and English are spoken, most information is provided in English.

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato e domenica da 05:00 - 00:00

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per Tambor Bay Turtles

The program fee includes:
  • Basic accommodations at hostel-style inn with internet connection via WiFi
  • 3 typical meals a day 
  • Local transportation to and from beach patrols.
  • Hands on Training
  • An invaluable and rewarding experience
The initial deposit is handled by Volunteer World.
Program fee balance will be paid via PayPal at least one week prior to arrival.  Wire transfer can be arranged upon request.



Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Juan Santamaria International Airport

Pick-up from the Cobano Airport may be arranged with advance notice.

Alloggio

Accommodation is provided at a local lodge/restaurant about a kilometer from Tambor, Puntarenas with shared rooms and bathrooms. Wi-Fi, tv,  air-conditioning, and hot water inclu. 

Only same sex assigned rooms - unless otherwise requested.  Families room together.



Cibo e Bevande

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Snacks are not included. 

Allergies and dietary preferences will be taken into consideration upon request.  

Accesso a Internet

Accesso limitato al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) a San Jose. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Costa Rica. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Costa Rica offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Costa Rica dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Costa Rica. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

Placements are available: from 1st July – 30 November

Minimum stay: One week.

Arrivals and DeparturesAll volunteers must make their own arrangements to arrive to the project.  You will receive some helpful information.

There are 2 international airports: Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR) and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

Upon arrival in Costa Rica there are 3 primary ways to arrive at the location:

Domestic Air- Sansa Airways or Costa Rican Green Airways to the Cobano Regional Airport

Private Shuttle Service

Public Bus transportation

Disponibilità
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Tariffe del programma

1 settimana (soggiorno min.) 490€
2 settimane 882€
3 settimane 1.176€
4 settimane 1.470€
20 settimane (soggiorno max.) 7.350€
Tariffe medie 428€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

428€ tariffe settimanali 1 - 20 settimane Età 18 - 50+

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Durata

1 - 20 settimane

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Tambor Bay Turtles

Perfetto 4.6 rating (16 recensioni)

Non-profit - fondata nel 2015

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Olger

Lingue parlate: Inglese, Spagnolo

Sul progetto

Sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica whose mission is to reduce threats to the sea turtles.

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Tambor Bay Turtles (TBT) was founded in 2015 as an initiative of a group of people who live here and want to protect the remaining Olive Ridley sea turtle that lay their eggs on the beaches around Tambor Bay.

In 2016, TBT carried out a pilot study of the local sea turtle population. It was learned that there are many threats to the survival of the population, and that their numbers are rapidly declining. It was clear that something had to be done, and soon! So, TBT launched a project to save the Tambor Bay turtles.

TBT’s mission is to reduce threats to the sea turtles still coming to the beaches of Tambor Bay, so, we will produce enough hatchlings to actually grow the population, so that in 20-25 years, there will once again be enough adult Olive Ridley sea turtles to sustain the local population naturally. 

TBT operates under the direction of a qualified biologist, and our project coordinator is a local science teacher. It operates under a Scientific License and Hatchery Permit issued annually by the government of Costa Rica. TBT enjoys having a very strong support base in the local community. TBT has a very high-quality hatchery facility, one of the finest in Costa Rica.

16 recensioni · rating4.6

Ned Corkran rating5

2023 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

This is a great program. We stayed for two weeks at the end of November and had a wonderful experience. Olger was a perfect host. He taught us about the ecology of sea turtles as well as the specific issues facing turtles in Tambor. He trained us on how to patrol the beach and look for nests and ...
Alix Koch rating4.4

2023 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

Das war eines der bewegendsten Dinge, die ich in den letzten Jahren gemacht habe . Tambor liegt abseits - aber genau das hat auch den Reiz ausgemacht . Es herrscht eine sehr persönliche Atmosphäre- Olger , der Leiter , ist sehr engagiert . Und die Arbeit mit den Schildkröten ist faszinierend, ...
Tiphaine Beun rating4.8

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

J’ai passé une super semaine dans ce volontariat! C’est le premier que j’ai fait de ma vie et je ne suis pas déçue d’avoir tenté! J’ai pu avec les autres volontaires libérer plus de 500 bébés tortues en une semaine! L’ambiance était super et j’ai appris beaucoup de choses ...
Brooke Nelms rating4.4

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

We had a great experience volunteering with Tambor Bay Turtles. We had full exposure to the work required in conservation for Olive Ridley Turtles. Patrolling daily during the night, or at dawn to locate and collect nests. Rescuing the eggs. Working at hatchery to rotate, exhume nests. Releasing ...
Anita Burnett rating1.8

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

I signed up for 3 weeks. When I came it was great working with the turtles. The accommodation was basic and we had hot water. After 3 days the hot water stopped working. At the end of the first week our dorm had still not been cleaned, there were 3 of us. We had asked for them to be cleaned various ...
Solene Gasco rating4.4

2022 at Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Conservation

J’ai passé 3 semaines au sein de cette association et ça a été une très belle expérience. Nous vivons au jour le jour en fonction des nids à vérifier, des bébés à libérer… nous pouvons avoir du temps libre, ce qui permet de visiter les alentours! Tous les soirs nous avons une ...

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