Looking for a meaningful way to travel, experience other cultures and contribute to an important cause? Project Biodiversity needs volunteers like you! Find meaningful adventure working hands-on with wild nesting sea turtles. Travel affordably to an exotic destination to live on beaches famous for their beautiful scenery and surfing all while gaining fieldwork experience in wildlife conservation biology or a related field.
The work and dedication of our volunteers are critical to the success of Project Biodiversity. Your work as a volunteer will have a meaningful long-term impact; after their experience, volunteers are able to spread awareness about conservation through their first-hand knowledge. For those looking to connect with others who share your passion for meaningful travel, get hands-on with conservation, and have a great time in Cabo Verde. For those looking to kick start their career in conservation, this could be your chance to gain valuable experience in the second largest nesting site for Loggerheads in the world.
MARINE TURTLE NESTING SEASON VOLUNTEERS
During the nesting season, volunteers participate in all aspects of the Sea Turtle Conservation Campaign, including night patrols to protect and collect data on nesting sea turtles, hatchling releases, hatchery maintenance, and community outreach. Volunteers join our field camp located in the main nesting beach of the island, in the Marine Protected Area of Costa da Fragata, also classified as a Key Biodiversity Area for its important biodiversity.
The presence of volunteers in the field camp is also an important morale booster for the project as a whole, as they bring a sense of enthusiasm, passion and unique perspectives.
Timing: 1 July - 20 October (entire nesting season)
Deadline to Apply: volunteers can apply at any point throughout the season
HATCHLING SEASON VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering during the hatching season is one of the best ways to have a break and relax while helping in the conservation of Loggerhead sea turtles. Stay overnight in the hatchery monitoring hundreds of nests and releasing thousands of baby turtles to the ocean; Patrol the main beaches of Sal Island with the sunrise to check the nests that are ready to hatch and to help lost or entangled baby turtles get to the sea.
Timing: 20 October - 9 December (entire hatchling season)
Deadline to Apply: volunteers can apply at any point throughout the season.
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