Protecting the Marine Turtles in La Penita, Mexico

  • La Peñita, Estado de Nayarit, Mexico

Enrollment and other similar volunteer projects: www.cadip.org

USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400; 780-638-2500

The aim of this project is to protect the endangered marine turtles working in close collaboration with the local population of La Peñita Town or as they say "the place where turtles arrive at night". Volunteers, along with local people and a team of professional biologists, will realize activities to protect the turtles, and will help to ensure the survival of the turtles for the future generations. There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more!

Turtle Conservation (www.cadip.org)

If you like nature, enjoy spending time in an astonishingly beautiful beach close to a nice beach town, and are willing to witness the magic that nature had made for millions of years, this project is for you!

Project dates:

  • July 6 - July 18, 2016
  • July 20 - August 1, 2016
  • August 10 - August 22, 2016
  • August 24 - September 5, 2016
  • September 14 - September 26, 2016
  • September 28 - October 10, 2016
  • October 19 - October 31, 2016
  • November 2 - November 14, 2016
  • November 16 - November 28, 2016
  • November 30 - December 12, 2016
  • January 11 - January 23, 2017

Marine Conservation (www.cadip.org)

The main work consists in patrolling the beach at night. The goal is to find the adult turtles and collect the eggs, burying them in a secure place (vivero in Spanish) and set the baby turtles free back into the ocean when they hatch. Volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species. Activities must be carried out by night since turtles do not go out of the ocean by day because of their natural predators. In collaboration with local people and biologists from La Peñita, volunteers will seek for the turtles, taking care of their eggs and the baby turtles.

La Peñita de Jaltemba is a small beach town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Nayarit. It is the main service community for the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos. The closest city is Puerto Vallarta.

For more information, please visit www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

CADIP International Volunteer Program: www.cadip.org

Volunteer in Mexico (www.cadip.org)

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  • La Peñita, Estado de Nayarit, Mexico
  • Duration:

    Less than 3 months
  • International volunteer options:

    International volunteers welcome

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