The key to safeguarding our nesting population of turtles – predominantly Green Turtles, as well as Hawksbill – on Lang Tengah relies on our constant and continued presence on the island, as this is the main deterrent to egg poachers. Living 24 hours a day in the camp, we regularly patrol the nesting beaches on the island by night, relocating any nests that are laid on other beaches back to the safety of Turtle Beach.
You will be the driving force of our operation, patrolling the nesting beaches by night and gathering data from pre & post hatch inspections, as well as nesting females.
The expansion of our research may require your assistance in undertaking terrestrial transect surveys – primarily for herpetofauna.
You look after the camp, ensuring there is enough water to drink and food to eat, as well as partaking in other camp chores such as cleaning and stock-takes.
Those looking to volunteer should be relatively fit and acquainted with the rigours of outdoor living.
Stripped-back and open-air, camp lies slightly recessed behind the secluded beach on Turtle Bay. Think rustic, jungle living – bucket-showers and camp fires.
Please note that we cannot facilitate visa acquisitions for our volunteers.
We are looking to recruit volunteers throughout our 2015 season (March-October). To find out more about our project or to apply, please look at our website, facebook page or contact our coordinator Raphe van Zevenbergen.