Volunteer to monitor and rehabilitate loggerhead turtles on Kefalonia Island, Greece.

Frontier

Greece Sea Turtle Conservation


Who
: Frontier

Where: Kefalonia Island, Greece

Focus:  Loggerhead turtle monitoring and rehabilitation

When: June to September. Turtle nesting seasons:

  • Mid-May to August is breeding season
  • August to Sept is hatching season.

Duration: 2 or 4 weeks | Longer durations available on request.

Suitability: Over 18s, Volunteers should be able to cycle. Group bookings available.

Cost: 2 weeks from GBP 599 | 4 weeks from GBP 799.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas.
  • Cycle to the nesting beaches to conduct field surveys in order to locate and protect new nests.
  • Record nesting activity and help protect turtle nests against predation by mammals or being washed away with the tide.
  • At night, survey, tag and measure nesting turtles and record beach characteristics and light pollution levels.
  • Monitor and relocate vulnerable sea turtle hatchlings.
  • Work with the local environmental authorities and fishermen in order to mitigate and stop the decline in the turtle population.
  • Help educate the local community to try and encourage them to adopt friendlier attitudes towards the natural environment and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of conserving loggerhead sea turtles.
  • Experience Greek culture and architecture first hand.

The Base

Accommodation: Shared apartment right next to the beach. Facilities include shared bathrooms, hot water throughout day, kitchenette with a fridge, electricity and a balcony. Volunteers are required to cycle 15-20 minutes to their shifts on the nearby beaches.

Sleeping: Shared dormitory.

Food: Self-catered. The cost of food will be split between the volunteer teams operating at each site, as will the cooking duties.

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

Transport: Airport pick up and public transport.

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