Sea turtle conservation in India

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)




The Sea Turtle conservation program was started in 2004 in co-operation with the Forest and Wildlife Department of the State of Karnataka. Over a 60-kilometer stretch of beach, volunteers are conducting surveys and protecting turtle nests until the hatching of the eggs. Last year, more than 1500 baby turtles reached the ocean safely thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. This year again we are looking for volunteers to join the conservation efforts!

The projects will also focus on raising awareness among the general public, fishermen communities and in the schools about the importance of turtles in the bio-diversity. The volunteers will also be involved in building huts along the beach for the Turtle Information Center.

The project is based in Kundapur on the west coast of Karnataka, near the beach, and very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region.

Long-term Sea turtle protection and conservation project:

This project is seasonal and starts in August and runs until February. Minimum commitment is 1 month.

CADIP Affordable Volunteering Abroad


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: or give us a call:

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

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