Reserva Playa Tortuga

Volunteer

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Come participate in our volunteer program and learn in the company of a trained staff about the riches of the South Pacific of Costa Rica.  Your support is important to implementing, maintaining and growing the programs of research and education that our organization carries out with the purpose of conserving Costa Rica’s natural resources.

As part of our volunteering with sea turtles program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the biology of sea turtles, especially the Olive Ridley or ‘Lora’ (Lepidochelys olivacea) which is the most common on Playa Tortuga. You will see adults, babies and eggs, and learn about its life cycle.
By helping this project you will be part of a serious scientific research project, which provides important data for the conservation of sea turtles. Upon arrival, sea turtle volunteers will receive training about the research project in which they are participating, how to use the equipment, and what work they will do as well as proper behavior in the field. The volunteer groups will always be working with experienced staff members, who will show volunteers proper scientific methods for working with sea turtles, hatchery work, handling nesting females, eggs and data collection.