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Sea Turtle Protection in Costa Rica

Organisation: Chile Inside

Country: Costa Rica

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Sea Turtle Protection in Costa Rica

The aim of these animal protection projects is to protect the today's endangered sea turtles from extinction. In Costa Rica the conservation of the diverse local fauna and flora concerns not only local people, but also scientists and international tourists. After a certain time, volunteers can support the staff to reintroduce the hatchlings into the wild. Additionally, volunteers will record environmental conditions, such as the amounts of precipitation and the temperature. In order to protect the turtles the project needs to collect as much information as possible about the ecosystem. These programs can either take place in the Carribean or the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and according to the seasons different types of turtles will be examined. 

The tasks of the volunteers include:

  • Patrolling along the beaches
  • Observing sea turtle's behavior
  • Participating in data collection of sea turtles
  • Excavating turtles’ nests
  • Relocating turtle eggs to incubators at the research station
  • Recording collected data

Please contact us for further information. 

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