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Sea Turtle Camp Mexico

 

Description

Our Sea Turtle Protection, Conservation and Research Program was founded in 1994. All sea turtle species are protected by law because they are threatened by extinction. Of the seven existing species of sea turtles, four nest in Quintana Roo. There are two species that nest on the beaches at Akumal: the Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and the […]

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Dates of program:
Year round, starting every Tuesday of the month

Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum

Project start date:
4th May 2021

Project end date:
1st October 2021

Application deadline:
1st October 2021

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 21+

Cost:
Volunteers pay US$516 for 4 weeks which covers accommodation, training, orientation, research support and guidance, equipment and tools, and volunteer t-shirt.

Other information:
We encourage volunteers to explore areas and activities, like the Mayan Ruins and cultures, cenotes, swim with whale sharks, get SCUBA Dive certifications, visit other towns/cities, etc. In case you need information, do not hesitate to ask us.


Reviews

Turtle Camp Program
"My experience was very good at here as a biologist. I am really interested in providing help in conservation programs, because it's my area of study and my interest. The program is very good and always has as its main objective to make good management with the species of sea turtles without disturbing or damaging them. I must also mention that the facilities are excellent. The only suggestion I make is to have a better organization and support for the turtle program because working without a person in charge is a bit complicated, I also think that it is necessary to give training to the volunteers before leaving for the field."- Georgina Barragan
Amazing Experience in Akumal!
"I volunteered for the past five months here and enjoyed every minute of it. They do such great work helping to protect our marine life and educate the public on ways to preserve it for future generations. The team there is very welcoming and allowed me to help in several different ways that put my skill set to use in supporting their mission. My background is in marketing and TV production, so in addition to helping with projects like the coral reef restoration, I was also able to work on videos for them and assist with events like the Festival de Tortuga. Everyone there made me feel like part of the team, and I would highly recommend volunteering there."- Nikki Bonner

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