The main focus of this project is the conservation of of sea turtles, the protection of forest ecosystems and natural regeneration areas. It is the most important national beach marine turtle nesting alone, this means that there are spawning of different species throughout the year. El Refuge includes 3km of beach and straight from the sea, 200 meters inward, embracing an extent of 243 hectares of land. What protects and what the shelter is? In nesting beach four of the seven sea turtle species that exist in the world, these are the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), (Eretmochelys imbricata), black (Chelonia midas agassizii), all these declared endangered. At the Refuge, nesting records more frequent are the Kemp's ridley and a much smaller proportion of the leatherback, black and tortoiseshell.
- Maintenance and reconstruction of the Trails
- General infrastructure maintenance
- Tourist attention
- Control Walks
- Protection and monitoring of eggs
- Liberation of newborn
- Obtaining information on the remains of the nest.
- Clean the beach when you see garbage.
- Separate the garbage to saw if you can recycle some thinks like: plastic,
glass, cardboard etc.
Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 5-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday. You will be taking exciting night patrols along the Pacific beaches to observe rare turtle species and monitor their habits and behaviors. Working hours are split into shifts, and volunteers should be prepared to have late night or day shift. It is important that you stay flexible.
Camping with other volunteers
Most of our projects are located on the beautiful Pacific Coast. While working on the project, you and your fellow volunteers live directly at the beach (300meters).
The accommodation is very simple. You have water and electricity. The accommodation is a Dorm Room and the bathroom is shared. Please note, that this project is around 30/40 minutes from the next city and in nature, so standard is basic. You will have all nessesary their.