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International volunteers work with the local NGO in their goal to obtain as much information as possible in order to conserve Ecuador's ecosystem and marine resources. The volunteers do a variety of tasks, including (day and night) beach patrols, tagging and measurement of the turtles, egg counting and nest tagging, telemetry activities aboard a boat, amongst others.
Volunteers stay in shared dorms in a volunteer house that can accomodate up to 10 volunteers. The house includes a functional kitchen, bathrooms with flushing toilets and some 'social areas' for the volunteers to socialize and relax. NGO staff provide orientation and assistance throughout your stay. Meals are not included.
The program finds itself in Puerto Lopez, a small fishing village with an authentic charm to it. In their free time, volunteers can scuba dive, go whale watching, check out some of the incredible natural beauty on offer in a nearby national park or relax at some of the beautiful beaches.