Location
  • Guatemala
Length
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
25
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70

Pricing

Starting Price
625
Price Details
Project Fee includes all food, accommodation, in-country support, project activities and transport from the local town to the project HQ.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
What's Not Included
Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 12, 2017
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About Program

This sea turtle research and mangrove conservation project is on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Sea turtles are increasingly under threat and becoming an endangered species. Play your part in ensuring their survival.

You will assist in conducting nightly patrols of beach areas in search of nesting sea turtles, collection and burial of eggs in the hatchery and collection of research data. The turtle season is from June to December with peak months of August and September for Olive Ridleys. For the much scarcer leatherbacks (who unfortunately are going extinct in the Pacific) the nesting season is November to January.

There are numerous other aspects of the sea turtle internship in which you can become involved; including sea turtle research, caiman breeding, environmental education and community projects.

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