Volunteer to monitor and rehabilitate turtles in the Cape Verde Islands.

Frontier

Cape Verde Sea Turtle Conservation


Who
: Frontier

Where: Boavista Island, Cape Verde Islands

Focus:  Turtle monitoring and rehabilitation

When: June to October.

Duration: Min. 4 weeks

Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.

Cost: 4 weeks from GBP 850.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Make a positive, practical contribution to help save endangered sea turtles by collecting vital data on turtle populations,
  • Learn to identify the difference between six of the world’s seven species of sea turtle, all highly endangered, that nest along the coastline: Leatherback, Green, Olive Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley, Loggerhead and Hawksbill.
  • Join the action group to patrol beaches, rescue injured turtles, and monitor their numbers.
  • Contribute ecological and other information to the national environmental database.
  • Establish the location of turtle nests and help excavate the eggs if necessary.
  • Rescue and rehabilitate injured or sick hatchlings.
  • Conduct day and night beach patrols to prevent the poaching of eggs.
  • Take part in environmental education and awareness-raising work with the local community to encourage the abolition of harmful practices such as turtle harvesting.

The Base

A simple camp right on the beach complete with washing facilities and a washing machine.

Sleeping: Shared tents on the shore

Food: 3 meals a day made from food purchased from local sources.

Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available

Transport: Pick up from the airport and transport to the project site included.

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