Turtle CampsTurtle Camps

On breathtaking beaches you and other volunteers protect the marine turtles that are in danger of extinction.
Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation efforts!

During this time you will live directly in the camps under very basic conditions, sometimes without water and electricity. Your food - breakfast, lunch, dinner - will be prepared in the camp and consists of the typical costarican cuisine: rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.

Your work includes

  • between 4-6 hours every day
  • patrol walks on the beach, mainly at night, to find turtles and their nests
  • collecting data of the turtles and protect the eggs in safe breeding grounds (viveros)
  • liberate new born turtle babies; nest exhumations
  • clean and mark the beaches
  • build new breeding grounds and maybe help builing up new camps

Things to bring

  • love for nature and fun with outdoor-living
  • being prepared for sometimes physically demanding work and work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night
  • sleeping bag, repellent, mosquito net, flashlight, batteries, rain protection (May - November), sun protection, hat or cap

Dates and Locations

Here you can see the different projects and the different seasons of nesting and hatchery. There is never a guarantee to see turtles ... that depends only on nature!



North Pacific - Buena VistaNorth Pacific - Buena Vista

 

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dez

Jan

Eiablage/Anidaciones

o

+

++

+++

+++

+++

++

o

Babies/Nacimientos

-

o

+

++

+++

+++

++

+










North Pacific - MontezumaNorth Pacific - Montezuma

 

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dez

Jan

Eiablage/Anidaciones

o

+

++

+++

+++

+++

++

o

Babies/Nacimientos

-

o

+

++

+++

+++

++

+










Central Pacific - Mata PaloCentral Pacific - Mata Palo

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dez

Eiablage/Anidaciones

o

+

+++

++

+

o

Babies/Nacimientos

-

o

++

+++

++

+














South Pacific - OsaSouth Pacific - Osa

 

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dez

Eiablage/Anidaciones

o

+

+++

++

+

o

Babies/Nacimientos

-

o

++

+++

++

+












Caribbean ACaribbean A

 

Feb

Mär

Apr

Mai

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dez

Jan

Eiablage

o

+

++

++

o / o

+

++

++

o

-

 

 

Babies

-

o

+

+++

++ / -

o

+

+++

++

+

 

 

Tierbeobachtung

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+












Caribbean BCaribbean B