Turtle Conservation project is located on the charming island of Nusa Penida, which is a 45- minute speedboat ride from mainland Bali. The project is in its earlystage and you will work alongside alocal team and help protect the endangered seaturtles of Indonesia. You will contribute to conserve the turtles by working at our turtle conservation center. Depending on the time of the yearsince turtles do not nestallyear round,you may be identifying turtle species,collecting eggs, monitoring nests orseeing hatchlings get safelyto sea.
You must be prepared fora more basicstandard of living on the island, with fewershopsand attractionsavailable (bearing in mind the beach is practicallyatyour doorstep)!
Welcome the new arrivals. You will have lunch and receive ashort introduction on the beach to familiarize yourself to this new exciting setting. After that,you will get to know more about Nusa Penida,about the supermarket, ATM etc.
After having breakfast,you willsee a presentation about the Turtle Conservation projectand also receive a project briefing which will help you to understand the dosand don’ts at the project. After that you will engage in the typical activities you are supposed to do throughout the week such as feeding the turtles, cleaning the tanks, catching live food for turtlesand also cleaning the beach. In the evening,you will then see a documentaryabout Turtles which will help you to widen yourknowledge about these amazing creatures.
After having breakfast on Tuesday,you willstartcleaning the tanks, feeding the turtlesand collecting seaweed and live food for turtles. In addition,you willalso create turtle toys, clean the beach and provide medicine for injured turtles if there are any.
After having breakfast on Wednesday, you will start cleaning the tanks, feeding the turtle sand collecting sea weed and live food for turtles. In addition, you will also create turtle toys and provide medicine for injured turtles if there are any.
In the evening, you will then engage in some sports activities at the beach where you will play either volleyball, badminton or football.
On Thursday, you will have breakfast and startcleaning tanks, feeding the turtle sand collecting seaweed. You will also create turtle toy sand provide medicine for injured turtles if there are any.
On either, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
you will visitan amazing location called the Crystal Bay which hasa breathtaking view. Your local coordinators will decide the dayin which you visit this exotic location. Thursday night will be as pecial one for you to enjoy the welcome and farewell dinner by a Bonfire at the beach. This would be a great opportunity to get to know the new comersand say goodbye for those who are leaving.
On Friday, after having breakfast, you will feed the turtle sand getan amazing opportunity to release turtles into the sea. But please do understand that this opportunity is only if you are leaving the program this week. If you continue another week at the project, you will engage in the regular activities at the turtle conservation center. For those who are leaving the program, there would also be a feed back session regarding the program. After having lunch, you all can engage in activities such as feeding the turtles, cleaning tank sand measuring the turtle growth.
Other activities you would engage are as below:
- Cleaning the beach
- Making garbage bins for the local area
- Creating a Turtles/ Environment campaign for the local area
- Releasing injured turtles after treatment and clean private beach Turtles site construction work: such as extra turtle tank or wall, painting the walls etc.
- Collecting turtle information such as length of carapace, size of flippers,checking its weight etc.