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Ecuadorian Turtle Conservation and Research

Organisation: Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

Country: Ecuador

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Ecuadorian Turtle Conservation and Research

We are offering two amazing projects which allow volunteers to work hands-on with critically endangered sea turtles. Both projects are located in the Manabi province, in a small fishing village along the spectacular Ecuadorian coastline.

As a volunteer with our Conservation Project, you will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to turtle conservation by assisting with the tagging and release of sea turtles off the coast of Ecuador. During the nesting season, you will also play a major role in monitoring beaches and sea turtle nests and will assist with community education regarding turtle conservation.

Volunteers with our turtle Research Project will contribute to scientific research into the ecology of nesting sea turtles through the collection and analysis of field data. You will get up close and personal with sea turtles and their eggs as you collect field data on endangered green turtles, leatherbacks, olive-ridleys and the hawksbill turtle. You will have the opportunity to use your skills in statistical analysis as you analyse data collected in the field. Prior studies in a relevant scientific discipline would be an advantage for this project.

Volunteers with these turtle projects have the rare opportunity to make a real contribution to internationally-relevant scientific research and marine turtle conservation.

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