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In Water turtle Monitoring

Organisation: LAST

Country: Costa Rica

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

In Water turtle Monitoring

You and your help are crucial for the future of the oceans and sea turtles. Your time and hands make the difference to the turtle populations and their incredible coastal ecosystems. Your contribution supports the economy of the local communities we are working with. 

At our Osa in-water project you have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience with scientific research. Based in the sleepy village of Playa Blanca, inside the Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, this project gives you the chance to not just help with our in-water turtle studies but to immerse yourself in the true Costa Rican experience.

Researching population demographics and ecology of the endangered eastern pacific green and the critically endangered eastern pacific hawksbill turtles, you help our vital research having real life implications on the conservation of these amazing animals.

The surroundings are of spectacular natural beauty. Named one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world, you will have the once in a life time opportunity to spot an incredible array of different plant and animal species. With habitats ranging from tropical rainforest, estuarine environments, mangrove forests, coral reef to tropical beaches, the area boasts more than 40 different fish species, different dolphins and whale species, migratory birds, scarlet macaws, four species of monkey, sloths and of course the majestic sea turtles. Volunteering at the Osa in-water project truly is a once in a life time experience.

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  • In Water turtle Monitoring

    The global oceans are showing a decline in health and abundance. Sea turtles as important creatures of these ecosystems do not escape from this critical status. The multiple anthropic threats and the permanent impact of several human activities over sea turtles keep them in a critical endangered condition.

    Find out more