Uruguay Sea Turtle Conservation
Where: Project site on Atlantic coast, Uruguay
Focus: Monitoring of turtle feeding grounds, including rescue and rehabilitation of injured turtles.
When: January to March
Duration: 4, 8 or 10 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s
Cost: The price gets cheaper the longer you stay:
- 4 weeks from GBP 1,395
- 8 weeks from GBP 1,895
- 10 weeks from GBP 2,295
As a volunteer, you will:
- Support important research that aims to protect and conserve the 3 species of turtle that come as juveniles to forage and grow in these Atlantic waters,
- Study and collect data on their feeding grounds, and observe their behaviours.
- Spot and capture juvenile turtles so that data can be collected and analysed to inform future conservation strategies.
- Carry out beach patrols to find stranded turtles.
- Help with the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and weak turtles.
- Spot bottlenose dolphins and the rare fransiscana dolphins, also known as La Plata River dolphins.
- Get involved with the vital education programme in the local community by running talks and workshops, and carrying out studies of the local fishing practices.
Accommodation: Volunteers stay in a comfortable house next to the turtle infirmary with access to a simple kitchen and a shared bathroom with shower.
Sleeping: Shared rooms.
Food: 1 meal a day and use of the communal kitchen for all other meals.
Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available.
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