Baby Sea Turtle Conservation, Costa Rica
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Baby Sea Turtle Conservation, Costa Rica

100% of the eggs laid by these creatures along the beach would be taken by poachers.

Volunteers are needed to patrol the beaches at night when the turtles are active, searching for recent nests or turtles that have come ashore to lay their eggs. The eggs are then relocated to a hatchery where they are protected by the organization until the eggs hatch and the baby turtles can be returned safely to the ocean. This project is only accessible by boat through the beautiful Tortuguero canals, offering volunteers a unique experience where they are fully immersed in nature.

Volunteers assist with in-water research that is conducted by the research team to assess the threats that sea turtles are exposed to in the area. Turtles are carefully captured and tagged, and samples collected before the turtles are released once again into the ocean. Their facility also houses a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre where sick and injured turtles are cared for and eventually returned to the wild.

Locations
North America » Costa Rica » Playa Blanca
North America » Costa Rica
Length
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
Language
English
Housing
Host Family
Hostel
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Includes: Airport pick up and drop off (since these projects are in remote areas, your first night will be spent in volunteer housing in San Jose), accommodation, meals, on-site training, donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual,Partner Organization’s volunteer handbook, Placement Partner t-shirt, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program), 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance.

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Danielle
Female
32 years old
Toronto, Ontario
University of Guelph

Loved Costa Rica

10/10

I had the pleasure for volunteering at Playa Blanca in Costa Rica last December for about a month and it was the most memorable experience that i Have had. The people were wonderful and it was so much fun staying at the beach. I made incredible friends and working with the turtles is definitely unforgettable. I thank the team at Animal Experience International for being so open, warm, transparent and reliable. They helped me with everything from before I booked the trip until well after I came back. I can't wait until I can do another experience!

How can this program be improved?

More communication between the staff at the Playa Blanca and Animal Experience International to make sure that there are no issues related to accommodations.

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