Volunteer opportunity posted by: GoEco - Volunteer Abroad
Posted on: March 14, 2013
This project aims to protect and preserve the vulnerable baby sea turtles that hatch on the beaches of Greece. The project runs from June to September and closely follows, monitors, and protects the nesting season of the Loggerhead sea turtle to ensure the maximum success rate of turtle hatchlings.
Your specific duties as a volunteer will vary from month to month throughout the season.
June: the work focuses on identifying new nests, and protecting them from any environmental hazards.
July/August: this is hatching season so the work involves monitoring and recording the hatchlings from each nest.
September: may see the end of hatching season, but will be focused on nest excavations to study the success rate of each nest.
The volunteer work that is carried out throughout the span of the project is related to environmental education – working the information kiosk for visitors and giving presentations at local campsites or hotels, as well as beach patrols, bamboo harvesting (used to mark and protect the nests), and general maintenance of the site.