In 2002 Osa Conservation developed and begun it’s Sea Turtle Conservation program in order to protect the four nesting species of sea turtles on the Osa Peninsula. In 2013 Osa Conservation constructed it’s first hatchery in order to protect, relocate, and restore nests in zones of great risk on the beaches of the Osa Peninsula.
During the nesting season volunteers are asked to assist in daily and nightly patrols where they will observe the sea turtle tagging methods, assist in the collection of biometric data of females turtles found on the beach, all the while participating in the relocation of nest located within zones of risk. Volunteers will also learn about the theory behind the maintenance of a sea turtle hatchery, along with assisting the Program Manager and RFA’s with collection of data and monitoring of nest clutches. In the off-season volunteers assist with the break-down and remodeling of the sea turtle hatchery.