Sea turtle conservation in Mexico

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


La Peñita


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:

  • 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

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