Mexico Sea Turtle Conservation
Where: Veracruz, Mexico (Gulf of Mexico)
Focus: Turtle nest monitoring and rehabilitation
When: All year round | Project starts on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Turtle season: June until mid-November (volunteers are welcome to join the project at any time of year).
Duration: 2-5 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.
Cost: 2 weeks starts from GBP 695 | Extra weeks from GBP 345.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Study and help conserve 5 of the world’s 7 species of turtles.
- Collect vital information about turtles as part of ongoing studies.
- Patrol the beach during the day and night to protect nesting females, and rescue nests in dangerous areas and transport them to safe zones.
- Take care of the hatchlings nesting in the prepared safe areas.
- Release baby turtles into the ocean.
- Attend to sick or injured sea turtles.
- Monitor and record progress of turtle rehabilitation.
- Look after visiting groups.
- Get involved in marine education, research, and restoration programmes organised by the project.
Note: Day-to-day duties are dependent upon the season and the current focus of the project at the time of joining.
Accommodation: The project is located along a stretch of beach on the coast approximately 2 hours from the airport.
Sleeping: Camping on the beach or room sharing depending on the season.
Food: 3 meals per day.
Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available.
Transport: Volunteers will be picked up from Veracruz International Airport and transfered to the project site.
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