Charlotte has learnt how to collect data on loggerhead sea turtle nesting and even assisted in tagging an adult turtle, while making lifelong friends from all over the world.
Entries in turtles (22)
Two weeks in Central America living on camp, sleeping in a hammock and encountering exciting animals every day - that was Jordanne’s summer! She made the most of her volunteering experience by getting involved in as many activities as possible and speaking to the locals.
Siobhan went on our new project in Tenerife after her wildlife conservation degree to gain some practical experience. In a week, she identified cetaceans, went snorkelling and focused on her interest in plastic pollution. All in all, a very varied week in the Canary Islands!
Sam signed up for this epic trip in preparation for his own South American adventure. He wanted to gain a sense of the region and explore what Costa Rica had to offer. He certainly wasn’t disappointed. Not only was the work helpful for his studies, Sam formed strong bonds with fellow volunteers and is even preparing to travel with one of the friends he met in Costa Rica!
Lee took part in Frontier’s Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation. The hardest part of his experience was leaving and returning home.
Bianca Young talks to the Gap Year Blog about her time on the Madagscar Marine Conservation & Diving project. Bianca talks about her love for turtles and goes into detail about how turtles are threatened on a daily basis from poachers and sea pollution. If you love turtles, then look no further.
Emma spent 2 weeks on in Costa Rica volunteering on the Turtle Conservation project there. Although the problems with poachers were worse that anticipated, she felt that they were able to make a difference, and save nests from being destroyed. She talks to Into the Wild about her time there.