Volunteer to help us conserve one of the most endangered sea turtle populations on the planet.
- Beach patrols to encounter, measure and tag nesting hawksbill turtles.
- Egg collection for relocation to project hatcheries.
- Monitoring of project hatcheries: Nest relocation, hatchling release and post-hatching nest excavations.
- Maintain construction and infrastructure of site.
- Early morning boat patrols of the estuary to document hawksbill nesting.
- Community Interaction (optional): English lessons, environmental education, Art programs, local tours.
Usual working days are Monday - Saturday for 8 hours and involve the following tasks.
Our project station is located in a very small fishermen community. It is an island in the core zone of Bahia de Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve. It is a Ramsar site as well and the biodiversity is impressive. Mangroves, pristine channels with lots of species of birds, reptiles, molluscs and crustaceans. Have a walk and admire the lovely landscape formed by the estuary and the surrounding nature is a must. Birding, hiking the tropical dry forest, climb an active volcano like Chaparrastique, not too far from our location, horseback riding or practice artisanal fishery with local people are some spare time activities. Otherwise a good option is to just relax and dream the day away in a hammock.
We also have travel packages available. This may be good option for you to arrive safe and quick at the project site.
* Depend on the arrival flight.
** Depend on the flight departure.
For more information you can contact us.