Volunteer Opportunity

Sea turtle conservation in Mexico

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CADIP | La Peñita, NAY, Mexico
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Short-Term (few weeks/months)


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! Join us in the peak season of turtles arriving in Mexico!

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 come at night”. Volunteers, along with local people and a team of professional biologists and trained staff, will develop activities to protect the turtles, and will help to ensure the survival of the turtles for the future generations. The volunteers will also help rebuild one of the most important turtle camps in the region. 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! The size of the turtles varies from 1 meter to 2.4 meters long and the weight from 40 kg to 500 kg. Every turtle makes a nest of around 150 eggs.

There is a team of up to 5 experts that will be working with the volunteers in order to show them the beauty of the turtle’s life. The turtle camp has been in operation for over 23 years now.

Project dates:

  • July 3 - July 15, 2019
  • July 17 - July 29, 2019
  • July 31 - August 12, 2019
  • August 14 - August 26, 2019
  • August 28 - September 9, 2019
  • September 11 - September 23, 2019
  • September 25 - October 7, 2019
  • October 9 - October 21, 2019
  • October 23 - November 4, 2019
  • November 6 - November 18, 2019
  • November 20 - December 2, 2019
  • December 4 - December 16, 2019
  • December 18 - December 30, 2019
  • January 8 - January 20, 2020
  • January 22 - February 3, 2020

More details and application available at http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

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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! Join us in the peak season of turtles…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

Volunteering Worldwide: www.cadip.org

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

☎ Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400

Volunteering Worldwide: www.cadip.org

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

☎ Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400

Location

Rincón de Guayabitos, La Peñita, NAY 1000, MX
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