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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Programme, Costa Rica

Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects

Country: Costa Rica

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Programme, Costa Rica

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.

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