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Dette projekt tilbydes i samarbejde med organisationen GVI og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af projektet:

 

This expedition is the essence of remote adventure. Live in the heart of the jungle surrounded by the natural beauty of Tortuguero’s rainforest-lined Caribbean beaches. Hike the jungle trails conducting biodiversity surveys, walk along the beach looking for evidence of sea turtles during turtle nesting season, check camera traps for footage of jaguars, and explore the rainforest canals noting important aquatic bird species.

Not only does this program offer you the opportunity to get involved in ongoing conservation efforts, but you will also be provided with the training and experience to grow professionally by mastering both transferable and technical skills. These include teamwork, intercultural communication, and best practices for recording biodiversity data.

Due to the fact you will work in a national park, you will need special scientific permit to approve you for conducting research. Further permits are required for turtle and jaguar research. The permit for turtle research takes about one month to process, while the permit for conducting jaguar research takes about 2 to 3 months to process.

A typical day in Jalova:
  • Wake up 5/6am
  • 1st survey 6-10am, lunch, 2nd survey 1-4pm,
  • dinner, bed by 9pm.

Nighttime turtle patrols are 8/9pm-2am (you would have the morning off the following day!). One survey a week volunteers will be on kitchen duty.

Volunteers go out on 2 surveys a day, except for Friday afternoons and Saturdays which is free time. You receive training on all species and surveys. Jaguars feeding behavior and population studies project will include a 15 mile survey on the beach once a week to monitor the number of predated sea turtles and the use of camera traps to ID jaguars and monitor their feeding patterns (Seasonal Feb to Nov).

Core Project Focuses:

  • Scats (faeces) gathering in order conduct genetic studies
  • Marine turtle (seasonal end of March to October) conservation using an international protocol to ID nesting greens, leatherbacks (March to June) and some hawksbills.
  • Tropical species surveying and identification techniques which will be comprised of surveys in the forest focusing on the whole biodiversity of the area (amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles).
  • Data recording and input, volunteers will assist in inputting the data collected on surveys into the projects databases.

Physical Requirements:

This program is very physically demanding, the beach is very uneven and it can get very hot and humid. Volunteers may have to walk up to 8 miles on a survey, as well as the 15-mile jag walk that takes place once a week.

The base is remote and only accessible by boat. The ocean outside base has strong rip currents and participants are only allowed to go in knee deep and strictly no swimming.

 

 

HER kan du læse mere om ansøgningsprocessen, din interkulturelle forberedelse, hvilke kompetencer du får, rejsebreve fra vores deltagere,  aktuelle tilbud, hvordan du mixer dit eget program og meget mere.

Programdetaljer

  • Programtype
    • Volunteering
  • Sted
  • Program for individuelle eller grupper
    Gruppe
  • Program highlights
    • Live and work at a research station in the middle of a Costa Rican national park.
    • Observe Costa Rican wildlife species in their natural habitats, including sea turtles on the Carribean beach, and monkeys, neo-tropical birds, and amphibians in the caponies above rainforest canals.
    • Visit an incredibly jaguar-dense area and one of the only locations in the world where jaguars are known to prey on adult sea turtles.
    • Explore the rainforest by canoe and walk the pristine Caribbean beaches.
    • Learn biodiversity survey techniques and gain real field experience.
    • Undertake turtle nesting surveys and monitor nesting sites during turtle nesting season.
    • Contribute to jaguar research by setting up and checking camera traps in the rainforest.

Hvad er inkluderet i programmet

  • Indkvarteringsform
  • 24/7 nødkontakt
  • Måltider
  • Hjælp til ansøgningsprocessen
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Løbende støtte og support
  • Orientering før afrejsen
  • Orientering efter hjemkomsten
  • Du bliver en del af hele AFS netværket
  • Verdensomspændende organisation
  • 70 års erfaring
  • Afhentning i lufthavnen
  • Lokaltransport
  • Hjælp til visumansøgning
  • Fuld sygeforsikring
  • Community Service Placement
  • Project Materials

Hvad skal du selv sørge for?

  • International transport (fly)
  • Visum og pas gebyrer
  • Vaccinationer