Projektet tilbydes i samarbejde med organisationen GVI og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af programmet:
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.
- 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.
All conservation work is done at the invitation and in partnership with leading local and international conservation organisations like the Costa Rican Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET), Panthera, Coastal Jaguar Conservation, and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
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