Sea turtle conservation is an incredibly important part of our efforts to protect our oceans. This project allows research assistant volunteers to gain hands-on experience with the world’s largest sea turtles and to contribute to ocean conservation in Grenada. Volunteers get the opportunity to help reduce illegal egg-poaching activities and protect sea turtles through fun, educational events in the local community.
Leatherback turtles are incredible creatures and I feel honoured and privileged to have been part of their conservation. I feel very lucky to have spent six weeks working with them. It was a very hands on project, helping to collect data about the turtles, their eggs and the nests, which was very rewarding.
Watch the above video to get a taste of what a magical experience lies in store if you volunteer in the Caribbean!
Take part in night patrols, flipper tagging and nest excavations with these beautiful ocean creatures. Meet volunteers from around the world and explore the island’s unique ecosystem. To get more volunteering experience in the Caribbean, combine this trip with our Reef Buddy programme on Grenada’s sister isle of Carriacou.
Known as the Spice Isle because of its high production of nutmeg, Grenada is a small volcanic island not far off the coast of South America. It has many magnificent beaches along its crystal-blue coastline and, in the interior, it is covered with lush rainforest. It remains one of the least spoilt of the Caribbean islands. The project is based in the north-east, in a windswept piece of paradise!
There is plenty of snorkelling to do and many rainforest trails and hot springs to visit. You can explore the natural wonders of Grand Etang National Park or the crafted creations of the underwater sculpture park. You can also visit Grenada’s rum factories and go to local markets to taste some of the delicious spices grown on the island. Did you know, National Geographic named the island on a list of the 10 best chocolate shops in the world?