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Volunteer With Baby Sea Turtles in Costa Rica.

Organisation: Animal Experience International

Country: Costa Rica

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer With Baby Sea Turtles in Costa Rica.

This organization is composed of an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators who are committed to the recovery and sustainable management of sea turtle populations that are dangerously low in number.  Their Nesting Beach project is located in a remote area on the Caribbean coast, bordered by the sea on one side and a canal on the other. These beaches are the nesting site for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles who come to lay their eggs here. Without the help of this organization, 100% of the eggs laid by these magnificent creatures along the beach would be taken by poachers.  Volunteers are needed to patrol the beaches at night when the turtles are active, searching for recent nests or turtles that have come ashore to lay their eggs. The eggs are then relocated to a hatchery where they are protected by the organization until the eggs hatch and the baby turtles can be returned safely to the ocean. 

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