Big Cats, Primate & Turtle Project

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Big Cats, Primate & Turtle Project

from £745
Duration: from 1 week to 20 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!

Big Cats, Primate & Turtle Project

Our volunteers are carrying out groundbreaking survey work, exploring Costa Rica's remote habitats and helping to combat the effects of global warming by establishing a baseline against which future protected area management can be assessed.  On this project you will live in a wilderness camp set in dense tropical forest on the shores of the Pacific Ocean next to pristine turtle beaches.

You'll live and work with other enthusiastic and energetic volunteers at a basic research camp near some of Costa Rica's most impressive protected areas. You'll carry out crucial surveys that are being used to find out how climate change is affecting endangered species and threatened habitats. Jaguars, sloths, pumas and turtles are just a fraction of the species here that are under threat; it is your job to help find out how to best protect these species and preserve their environment.

Join this incredible project to discover a world of fragile beauty and help safeguard Costa Rica's precious wildlife and exceptional habitats for future generations.

Why not give our experts a call on 0333 333 9923 (it's free from a mobile!) to get yourself over to this amazing place.


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Price details:

from £745


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Before you go:

Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel and medical advice and documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt
UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training FREE for 10 week+ volunteers (£80 per person for those participating for less that 10 weeks)


Food (on camp)
Project orientation
Project equipment
Airport pick-up (for those arriving on a Monday)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup

Departure Dates

Weekly on a Monday

Airport Information

Nearest airport(s): San Jose Juan Santamaria Apt (SJO), Puerto Jimenez (PJM)

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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