Marine Turtle Conservation in Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

05/20/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

La Peñita
Nayarit
Mexico

Description

CADIP is running a marine turtle protection program in the small town of La Peñita on the Pacific coast of Mexico. International volunteers collaborate with a team of experts and biologists and will be involved in various activities intended to protect the endangered and rare species. 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!

Typical assignments include nightly beach patrols, finding the adult turtles and collecting the eggs, transferring them to a secure place to hatch, and releasing baby turtles back to the ocean. Because of their natural predators, the turtles only go out of the water at night, and this is when most of the work will be carried out. The volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species.

This unique program allows volunteers to ○ gain experience in marine conservation and learn from local experts and biologists; ○ get an up-close look and learn to identify all five species of turtles that frequent the area; ○ witness the amazing sight of turtle nesting and babies hatching; ○ meet local people and learn about their life and culture; ○ explore the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos close to Puerto Vallarta; ○ help in shelters for protection of endangered species (crocodiles).


Project dates:

  • July 4 - July 16, 2018
  • July 18 - July 30, 2018
  • August 1 - August 13, 2018
  • August 15 - August 27, 2018
  • August 29 - September 10, 2018
  • September 12 - September 24, 2018
  • September 26 - October 8, 2018
  • October 10 - October 22, 2018
  • October 24 - November 5, 2018
  • November 7 - November 19, 2018
  • November 21 - December 3, 2018
  • December 5 - December 17, 2018
  • December 19 - December 31, 2018
  • January 2 - January 14, 2019
  • January 16 - January 28, 2019

Find out more at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

Please note that placement is on a first-come first-served basis.


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Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To join the program, please visit our website www.cadip.org

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

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


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