Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Programme, Costa Rica

Country: Costa Rica,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects

Help to conserve and protect the populations of vulnerable Olive Ridleys. The project takes place in the spectacular Pacific coast of the Nicoya Province on the beach where Olive Ridley turtles come up in thousands at a time for this phenomenon of nature called "arribadas".

As an Olive Ridley sea turtle volunteer, you will assist with:

  • Measuring the carapace (shell) length and width of nesting adult turtles
  • Helping with data collection for master books (record time, zone, activity, etc. of the turtles)
  • Supporting researchers with tagging and general checking
  • Nest exhumations
  • Beach cleanups  (to remove debris that would impede the movement of nesting females or hatchlings)
  • Sports and cultural activities

Other work may involve beach cleanup (to remove debris that would impede the movement of nesting females or hatchlings) and projects including the initial construction of a beach hatchery.

You can join for 1 weeks up to 12 weeks all throughout the year.

Individuals, groups, students doing research and families all welcome.

 

Contact Details

Address:

The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm

Kingston Road

Lewes BN7 3ND

United Kingdom


Telephone 1: +44 1273 479 047

Website: http://www.workingabroad.com/projects/leatherback-and-black-turtle-project-costa-rica

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