Our in country program partner runs the project in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and have committed to running ethical and sustainable projects.
Each year during season (April through to October) mother turtles come to lay their eggs on the beach in the Tortugeuro National Park. In the park, jaguars will predate the turtles and so the objective is ensure protection of turtles in Costa Rica.
After receiving training by highly skilled staff, you will conduct night-time patrols on the beach looking for nesting mothers. You may assist in collecting & recording data on the turtles by measuring them, counting the effs being laid, looking for previous tags and distinctive markings.
This project works closely with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy & Telecommunications.
All this data will help researchers to determine the number of turtles who return to the beach to lay eggs as well as the number of new ones, how they spread out in nesting season and also how migration between beaches work.
During the mornings you will continue with patrols. Depending on the season, you may also be lucky enough to see and record the baby turtles emerging from the nest and record data on hatchling success, poaching rates, and mortality rate.
You might also have the opportunity to conduct jaguars and aquatic birds research, as well as carrying out biological assessment surveys of the area, contributing to long-term conservation efforts along Costa Rica.