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Sea Turtle Research in Costa Rica Costa Rica

 

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Our study site is the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge (REGAMA) in the very South of Costa Rica. Our project is studying and protecting the three resident sea turtle species that are using REGAMA as feeding and nesting site, hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), and less frequently gre […]

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Dates of program:
1 March – 31 May, 2021 (leatherback season); 20 May – 20 August, 2021 (leatherback season and hawksbill season); or 1 August - 30 October, 2021 (hawksbill season)

Duration of program:
9-10 weeks

Application deadline:
15th January 2021

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
US$15 per day which covers accommodation, 3 meals per day, water, and internet access. food costs.

Other information:
Successful applicants will be part of a top-notch research team, and work close up with charismatic megafauna. Applicants will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in biological field research, or be able to expand their experience working in the field, and learn new techniques relevant to ecology and wildlife management. Furthermore, applicants will broaden their horizon by working in a foreign country, and improve your Spanish language skills.


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