Sea turtle conservation volunteers, vol., fee, accom., Atlantic Ocean
Date posted to RCEN & PlanetVolunteer: Feb 21 2017


Position: Volunteers for Loggerhead Conservation Project
Type: volunteer position with daily fee (covers food, tenting, more)
Organization: Turtle Foundation
Location: Boa Vista, Cabo Verde, Atlantic Ocean

Are you passionate about the environment, looking to gain experience in the field or simply want to contribute to a worthwhile cause during your holidays?

Turtle Foundation are recruiting for the up-coming nesting season in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde.

Turtle Foundation are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help on turtle project in Africa. The roles are required throughout the season (between June 15th and 1st November 2017).

Short term volunteers (minimum 2 weeks)

  • No previous experience required as training will be provided.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have an interest in conservation and enjoy being outdoors.

Long term volunteers (minimum 8 weeks)

  • Students with a background in biology (or related fields) are preferred, but this is not essential

We are particularly looking for:

  • Night Patrol Leaders
  • Morning Censo
  • Hatchery Management

Work is often at night and can involve a lot of walking. Depending on the role it may include some of the following:

  • Turtle ecology and ID
  • Beach patrols and track ID
  • Metal tagging, PIT tagging
  • DNA sampling
  • Nest relocation
  • Nest excavation

All positions are based in one of two beach camps. Conditions in camp are basic and temperatures can be in excess of 35 degrees in the day.

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We look forward to receiving your application!

Obrigado from the TF team!

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