Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Greece

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About

The project works with local environmental authorities and fishermen in order to mitigate and reverse population reduction of sea turtles.

The Island of Kefalonia, off the west coast of Greece, is an important breeding area for the loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean. The project’s primary objective is to protect the sea turtles and their habitats through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans and raising public awareness of the need to conserve these resilient creatures.

Volunteers will help to protect sea turtle nests against predation and inundation by sea water from incoming tides. This activity ensures that as many hatchlings survive as possible and add to global population numbers.

Highlights
  • Hands on work and training to help monitor and relocate vulnerable sea turtle hatchlings
  • Experience Greek culture and architecture first hand
  • Helping to protect Greece’s sea turtles
  • Gather valuable population data of the vulnerable sea turtles
  • Observe and tag nesting females

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Amelia
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Yes, I recommend this program

Time of My Life!

My experience was breath taking if you love animals, traveling and meeting new people I would definitely recommend this project. The work is hard and starts are early but seeing a baby hatchling for the first time is incredible, I have never experienced anything like it before. You make life-long friendships and meet people from all over the world which is another excuse to travel. This project was hands on and worth every bit and teaches you all about the importance of conservation.

What would you improve about this program?
Exact information about the camp on the turtle project would be good (especially in field brief) and airport transfers would be good too and from the project site.