Volunteer to monitor and rehabilitate turtles in Uruguay.


Uruguay Sea Turtle Conservation

: Frontier

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.

The Base

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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