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Guatemala: Sea Turtle Protection

Pays d’action: Guatemala, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Work on beautiful beaches with exotic life, and do something good for the environment. Become part of the project team to protect the endangered sea turtles in Guatemala and secure the survival of these beautiful animals.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Its fertile vegetation and its rich biodiversity make Guatemala so special in the heart of Central America. The sea waters on the Pacific coast of the country are not only the home of many species of fish, but also a nesting site for the huge marine turtles threatened with extinction. Each year they come back to the same beaches to lay eggs. However, harsh conditions complicate the survival of the population. Among the natives, the tortoises are regarded as delicacies - many nests are plundered before the descendants can hatch. And also the hatched, hardly child-sized turtles have to face already life-threatening challenges. Natural enemies like hungry seabirds or the drying heat of the sun make it difficult for the newborn to enter the sea. Numerous baby turtles are already dying on the first steps of their lives.

For the protection of the sea turtles and the conservation of biodiversity in Guatemala, various aid projects have been launched, where your help is most welcome.

In collaboration with marine biologists and project participants, you are dedicated to the protection of sea turtles and the survival of their offspring. In the case of nocturnal inspections on the beaches, you observe the turtles at the oviposition and make sure that they are not disturbed. Your tasks include the surveying of the animals as well as the marking and protection of the nests. You collect data on the number, size and quality of the eggs and compare the values with the data of the past years. Some eggs are taken from the nests and kept under observation in the breeding station until the small hatches come. Under secured conditions, you will be able to release them into the open in a safe place.

Note: The volunteer work described here takes place in different volunteer projects. The participation fee may vary depending on the project. The prices are therefore to be understood as reference prices. Please send us an inquiry, so that we can tell you the exact prices and project information.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

Our organisation was founded back in 2003 and has since then helped countless of people to realize their dream of spending a time abroad. We are dedicated to Study, Work and Language Travel and specialize in language courses, internships, volunteer work, farm stays and working holidays in Latin America. We are certified a member of WYSE Travel confederation and WYSE Work Abroad.
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Guatemala, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 680 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1030 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1730 €
3 mois : 2430 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
All year long
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
Basic Spanish. If needed, you can also book your Spanish course on site with us.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
The project price includes accommodation in the Volunteerhaus and full board.

Obtenir plus d’informations gratuitement

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  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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