Ocean Spirits Leatherback Sea Turtle Volunteer Project, Grenada

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Program Description

As a volunteer on the island of Grenada, you will live in the Caribbean and help to protect Leatherback sea turtles. You will monitor their behaviour, assist with research, and spearhead community education initiatives.

Sea turtles on glancing on the face of extinction due to legal and illegal fisheries, accidental by-catch, habitat destruction, and the harvesting of eggs. Ocean Spirits partners with local communities to protect the beautiful occurrence of nesting and foraging turtles. Grenada has a wonderful biodiversity and we need volunteers to help keep it that way.

Research Assistant Volunteer Duties:

- Experience hands-on fieldwork with the world’s largest sea turtle since Research Assistants are active members of the research team
- Assist in reducing illegal egg poaching activities since nightly research patrols have reduced this threat by more than 60%
- Add to the conservation of Grenada’s turtles through local outreach efforts
- Encourage community participation. Just having Research Assistants in Grenada as volunteers with sea turtles grows local interest in marine turtles and the importance of Grenada’s coastline to these species

Highlights

In addition to having valuable experience that will translate to your future career, you will also be immersed in the local community.
You will be a part of sea turtle watching field trips and community events.
You can also be involved with carnival.
You will have a lot of free time to explore scuba diving and rum factories.
This is a part of Caribbean paradise!

Qualifications

- Age 18+ years
- Willing to work in all weather conditions and keep an upbeat attitude
- Ability to walk 2-3 miles on soft sand in the heat
- Previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided
- A good team player

Volunteer Types

Marine conservation

What`s Included

Cost includes:
Quality accommodation
Food
Airport transfer (one pick-up scheduled for 6pm at Point Salines International Airport, Grenada on first day of placement)
Training and supervision
Project T-shirts
WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support

Program Locations

Levera National Park, Grenada

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Program Details

Provider:
WorkingAbroad Projects
Location
  • Grenada: Levera National Park
Terms:
Summer
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
The cost for a 3 week placement is £895
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