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Turtle Camp Program Mexico



We were founded in 1993, to monitor the impact of development on the regional ecosystems. Our mission is to help create a model for sustainable tourism development in the Mexican Caribbean, through research, education and outreach. We accomplish our mission thanks to the support of people who share their time or money for our project goals. Sinc […]

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Dates of program:
June through to mid October every year

Duration of program:
4 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 21+

Volunteers pay US$276 for 4 weeks which covers accommodation, training, orientation, research support and guidance, equipment and tools, and volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers cover the cost of meals.

Other information:
Besides your personal belongings, those volunteering with the Turtle Camp are asked to bring: personal red flashlight or headlamp; comfortable shoes and clothes suited to the climate/conditions; light rain coat; hat, sun shirt, sunscreen (reef-safe); breathable, light-weight clothing; reusable/refillable water bottle; a small backpack for evening field work.


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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