Tortuguero Turtle Conservation

Impact: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Value: 8
Safety: 9

I volunteered for one week with the Sea Turtle Conservancy in September 2010. It was a great experience! I actually refer to it as my jurassic park experience as the emotions of being out on the beach and watching the turtles ride the waves in was very much other worldly. The research staff were great. I had the opportunity to get to know people from around the world. I enjoyed assisting with the nightly patrols and tagging/taking measurements of the green sea turtles. You could see the tremendous difference that the program made on the community at large. I was there during Turtle Fest so had a fun time with the festivities.

I would definitely come back sometime and help out again. It was wonderful to see a program have such a dramatic effect on a species as well as provide tourism and income for the locals.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would