Iko Poran offers a wonderful turtle conservation project in a paradisiac Caribbean community.
It is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself into the Spanish language at the same time you help to protect endangered species of sea turtles. You will see giant female sea turtles nesting on the beach and baby turtles crawling out of their nests in the sand towards the ocean.
Volunteers accompany local guides on 4-hour night patrols searching for nesting sea turtles. The eggs are collected and relocated to the project’s guarded hatchery. Day work involves hatchery duty, beach cleaning and assisting in nest exhumations and release of hatchlings. There are also a lot of other environmental projects to help with around the village.
Special condition for volunteers staying 8 weeks or more!!
This project takes place from March to September when the turtles are nesting.
- Volunteerism should not be expensive for those want to lend a hand.
- Only Volunteer Abroad Organization based in a developing country; Other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations;
- Most affordable program and registration fees! Program fees starting at only $275.
- All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs.