Sea Turtle Volunteers Nicaragua
We're a new conservation effort on a remote beach in Nicaragua, where sea turtle eggs have been harvested ever since. Local families rely on the income they generate by selling the eggs to the market. That's why we pay for most of the nests we protect in our hatchery. Volunteers do not only help us physically with all the workload, but also financially. The more people come and stay, the more nests we can protect together. Our ecologically-built infrastrucure is located within a virgin beachfront forest adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. We offer a dormitory-style cabin (max. 4 people) with a shared toilet and shower, as well as a cozy community space with a well-equipped kitchen. With the help of volunteers, we want to further develop this unique conservation effort and protect hundreds of Olive Ridley and Hawksbill nests from poaching. Even though sea turtle conservation is our main focus, we are also involved with other sustainability projects (such as forest management, waste management, gardening, etc) and work closely with members of the local community.
Experience with travelling abroad, esp. to tropical areas
Dates of program:
Year round (Sea turtle season is from July till January)
Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum
Adults of both sexes 18+
US$560 for 2 weeks. The program fee covers accommodation, food, basic drinks, materials, on-site activities, training and 24/7 support. Also, a considerable part of your fee is used to buy sea turtle nests from local egg collectors!
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