Sea Turtle Conservation, Sri LankaEcoteer
Registration from 12:00 am, September 1, 2012 to 12:00 am, December 31, 2013.
Go beyond the default sea turtle conservation with this new and exciting project. Experience the night watch and night beach patrol every night, medical sea turtle treatment, sea turtle research and of course the hatching, feeding and release of baby turtles.
Night watch – Watch the turtles lay eggs and prevent the turtles from being disturbed when nesting as well as preventing the turtles eggs from being stolen by poachers or damaged by predators.
Egg collection – Volunteers will spend some time making a log of the types of turtles eggs collected from the beach or given by the fisherman. The eggs will then be buried. If the eggs hatch, volunteers will be involved in hand feeding the baby turtles and cleaning their tanks.
Share knowledge – Volunteers are able to participate as guides to tourist visiting the sanctuary. This is usually in the afternoon after lunch after all the daily duties has been carried out. Being a guide helps tourist understand better about turtle conservation and its importance.
Research – If you are interested to carry out turtle research, you can research on ways to increase sea turtle survival rate. A small number of turtles are kept at the hatchery whereby they are fed with natural food and in three years time, they will be released into the open sea. The purpose of this is to figure out ways to increase sea turtle survival rate.
1 week £300
2 weeks £495
Extra weeks £115 per week
Includes: Accommodation, 3 meals per day, airport pickup, project orientation
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