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Turtle Conservation in Guatemala

Turtle Conservation in Guatemala

Turtle Conservation in Guatemala

Trip Details:

Operator:   IVHQ
Price From: 610 USD
Ideal Age Range:  High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

Travel to the beautiful coast of Guatemala and join a conservation project on the Pacific Coast. As a volunteer on this program, you’ll be part of protecting sea turtles and sustainable egg protection programs.

Volunteers on this program are best suited if they are prepared to work hard and show initiative. Some of the duties you’ll assist with are:

  • Beach Patrols

  • Relocating eggs to hatcheries

  • Building hatcheries

  • Releasing hatchlings

  • Beach cleanup

  • Beach reforestation

Volunteer roles depend on the time of year and volunteers should hold no expectations as to their duties until they are assigned at the program. This program does not require previous experience and is open to those with a passion for conservation.

Itinerary

Volunteer Schedule

After your orientation, you’ll be transferred to the program location. The following day you will begin your placement and will work shifts in either morning or afternoon, ranging from 2-4 hours. The afternoon schedule typically looks like:

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Join the local staff and receive your roster for the work.

4:00 pm - Placement ends. Free time.

7:00 pm - Dinner

Country Fast Facts

Guatemala

 
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Continent: Central America
Official Language(s) Spanish
Capital: Guatemala City
Population 15,806,675 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Tropical
Major Airport(s): La Aurora International Airport (GUA), Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS)
Economic Driver(s): Tourism, Agriculture

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