Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From: 2,475 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

Explore the tropical paradise on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica while helping research the endangered jaguar in Tortuguero National Park. Learn from experts while helping track jaguars with remote cameras and gaining a greater understanding of the ecosystem as a whole.

You will also learn about turtles, birds and the numerous other critters crawling around the jungle, all the while gaining access to remote beaches and areas of the park. By the end of the trip, you are sure to have enhanced your skills as a conservationist and made a positive impact with the conservation efforts in the region.

Your program includes:

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni services
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for internships)
  • Safe & basic accommodation (shared)
  • Welcome Meeting


Project Life

Carrying out the program's activities on the beaches and forests in the area, you will live on our base at Jalova.

With Tortuguero's amazing scenery, incredible beaches and through dawn patrols, spectacular sunrises as the backdrop, you will hone your research skills collecting important data. Through the processing, analysis, and recording of data, you will also get to grips with the technical aspects of field-based research.

Making lifelong friends, and invaluable contacts in the research world, you will live on our small but comfortable base with fellow volunteers, forging a tight-knit group experience you will never forget.

Country Fast Facts

Costa Rica

Central America
Official Language(s)
San Jose
4,586,353 (2011 census)
Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s):
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR)
Economic Driver(s):
Tourism, Agriculture, Exports, Energy

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