As a volunteer at the Ostional Sea Turtle Project in Costa Rica, you will be
working to protect sea turtles on a beach in a National Wildlife Reserve of
Ostional in the province of Guanacaste.
Part of the activities being carried out include night patrols to eliminate
illegal looting protecting baby turtles, building of a hatchery, beach cleanup
and general maintenance work on the facilities. We also need help doing
research projects. Due to staffing shortages volunteer support is
Ostional is one of the top choices worldwide for those looking to help sea
turtles. This beautiful national park is currently short-handed despite being
one of only 2 areas in Costa Rica where turtles arrive every day.
About once a month we also see something called "arribada" which
is when turtles arrive in a masse - usually about 3 000 turtles in a matter of
3 nights, but sometimes as many as 10 000 turtles. Protection of turtles and a
volunteer help is essential during "arribadas.
Please have a look at our web site where you will find not just more
information about this project, but also description of other projects of our
foundation, photos, reviews and also application information.
or contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org