Working with the turtles is a brilliant and unforgettable experience, and our Costa Rica really needs volunteer help. Conservation volunteers can work on a project intended to protect the Lora Turtle's nesting population. The program has aimed to protect the nests from human poachers and, more recently, from the erosion of the beach. And also to work with the Communal Association to extract and commerce the eggs according to a regulation plan proposed by Costa Rica’s Environmental Ministry.
The nesting season of the Lora turtle runs from May to December, but it goes all year around, getting its high peak in December each year (In December 2002, about 1.200.000 arrived to the beach in the nestling week). Each season, the Costa Rica turtle conservation project recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, working in the hatcheries, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.
During this time, the volunteer will have a chance to work directly with turtles, taking carapace and nest-dimension measurements, collecting eggs, and tagging the rear flipper of the turtles.This beach is located in an isolated area, and it is a National Park; please apply to this project only, and just only, you like to work with turtles or animals. This is not a party beach.
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