Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide.
Project: The Marine Turtle Monitoring and Tagging Programme is entering its tenth year. Each year we invite volunteers and interns from around the world to live and work with us to protect three species of Marine Turtle. We protect the living dinosaur that is the Leatherback, the charismatic Green and the critically endangered Hawksbill. We collect data on nesting females, prevent poaching by being a presence on the beach and raise awareness about marine turtle conservation. We need dedicated volunteers to help us patrol the beach to protect the turtles and their nests. Without the commitment of our volunteers there would be no turtles nesting on our beach!
Language English on the project. Spanish is spoken to the local population.
Free places: 40 volunteers
Participation fee: 295 Euro
Work: volunteers will be working at night from 20:00 to 08:00, four days per week with an average of thirty hours. Depending on the number of turtles that come ashore, two teams might be formed among the volunteers. In this way, each group will be taking turns, working one night and taking the next night off for recovery. In addition, the weekends are also spared for resting. Some of the activities to be performed are:
1. Finding adult turtles and collect their eggs.
2. Moving the eggs to a protected place called Vivero.
3. Releasing newborn baby turtles into the sea.
4. Patrolling the beaches at night.
5. Making some reconstruction in the most important turtle camps of the region.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a hotel in a shared room with all facilities at their disposal namely, private bathroom, hot water, swimming pool, WIFI, and air conditioning.
For more information, please go to: https://tinyurl.com/y87cjt84
PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO BE RESIDENT IN THE UK IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A PROJECT THROUGH CONCORDIA.