Turtle conservation has never been so important now that most sea turtles, freshwater turtles and land turtles are threatened or endangered. Volunteer with turtles on your gap year and you could discover new ways to save these reptiles. Some of the most endangered species include the freshwater red crowned river urtle found in parts of South Asia and the unique vegetarian Central America River Turtle found in areas such as Guatemala. These species and more all need volunteers like you to help fight threats and create peaceful eco-systems for the next generation of turtles to live and breed.
Volunteer with turtles and help overcome hazards such as habitat loss due to coastal devel-opment, illegal hunting, incidental capture in fishing gear, illegal fishing, climate change and disease caused by run-off from marine pollution. With so much to fight against, one thing is for certain: turtle conservation is never boring. Volunteers are usually asked to get involved with a number of tasks such as caring for the turtles, assisting in hatcheries, maintaining the beach area, feeding the turtles and even working with the local schools giving classes on turtle conservation techniques.
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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!
Take part in this fantastic once in a lifetime experience and help in vital conservation of sea turtles.
Live and work with other volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece
Live on the beach and join a world-class research team in Southern Mozambique, one of the best diving locations in the world. Help in the conservation of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Help us to protect nesting sea turtles from poachers and conduct novel photo ID research allowing us to assess the population of turtles using the Perhentian’s - males, females and juvenile.
Get involved with incredible wildlife conservation in Costa Rica, including looking after baby turtles, tracking big cats and reforestation in the woodland areas! What more could you want?
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
Get involved with this turtle conservation project located on a beautiful island just a short speed boat ride from Bali and help protect these amazing animals.
An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their eggs. Help protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea post hatching.