Costa Rica Turtle Conservation

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Costa Rica Turtle Conservation"

Transcription

1 Costa Rica Turtle Conservation Visit the tropical beaches of Costa Rica and play your part in the conservation and preservation of some of the ocean's most recognisable inhabitants, turtles. Set between tropical Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world. Even though it covers just 0.03% of the world s landmass, it is home to an incredible 500,000 species including jaguars, spider monkeys and five species of turtle. Join this incredible project to discover a world of fragile beauty and help safeguard Costa Rica's precious wildlife and unique habitats for future generations. PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS Gain a lifetime of incredible memories Visit this tropical paradise and explore its deserted beaches Work to protect endangered turtles FAST FACTS Location Activities Costa Rica Sea turtle monitoring Constructing hatcheries Turtle nest protection &beach patrols Releasing sea turtle hatchlings

2 Transport Accommodation Maintaining the facilities &shelters Airport pick-up Volunteer house WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO? Four different species of sea turtles can be found on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Olive Ridley, Green, Hawksbill and Leatherback. The aim of this project is to help protect and preserve some of the few natural nesting sites of these turtles that do not hold an official category of protection from the Costa Rican government. In danger of extinction as a result of human activities such as infrastructure development, light pollution, transportation of vehicles and the capture of adults, the future of sea turtles is becoming increasingly dependent on the protection and conservation of important nesting sites. Volunteering on this amazing programme could be your opportunity to play a part in securing the future of these fascinating and enigmatic creatures. WHAT WILL I BE DOING? As a volunteer you could be involved in a range of activities such as observing and monitoring the nesting dynamics of female sea turtles and constructing hatcheries where at risk nests can be relocated. You will also be required to patrol the beach during the day or night which, depending on the season, can last anywhere from two to five hours. Other activities could include marking adult turtles, releasing hatchlings (depending upon season), maintenance of the centre s facilities and shelters, beach clean-ups and tree planting projects as well as a range of scientific data collection and monitoring exercises. You will be assigned to one of four possible project locations so if you are travelling with a friend don t forget to let us know so that we can ensure you will be based at the same location. Locations available include: Northern Section of the Caribbean Coast This project runs from mid-february to July for Leatherback sea turtles (high season in May), and from June to November for Green sea turtles (high season in September). The project is located on an isolated Caribbean beach, covering 7 km of coastline in front of tropical

3 rainforest and several coastal lagoons surrounded by palm swamp forests. The beach is part of the 50 km stretch between the Tortuguero National Park (famous for its sea turtles) on Costa Rica s northern Caribbean coast and the harbour of Limon. It is surrounded by an intricate system of fresh water channels. The area is famous for being the nesting site for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles who come to lay their eggs here. The local community, known as the Nuevo Pacuare, participate as local conservation assistants taking volunteers to help them address some of the threats to the sea turtles like marine debris, erosion and also poaching. You will be staying in shared, dormitory style accommodation in volunteer cabins that can sleep up to eight people. There is no electricity but there is a solar panel that provides lighting in the common area. Access to the project is by boat. Facilities are available in the nearby town. Santa Rosa National Park Project runs between July and March, high season September to October for Black and Olive Ridley turtles. This project is located to the South of the Santa Rosa National Park in the Guanacaste Conservation Area of the north Pacific region. It has an extension of 1.4 km and is surrounded by mangroves that provide a vital habitat for an array of bird species, and other animals. This location has been identified as a nesting site for both the Loggerhead and Olive Ridley sea turtle, which ultimately led to the establishment of the conservation project in this area to help protect these incredible species. Despite being a relatively small beach that is quite isolated, this site still experiences problems with poachers and erosion, underlining the need for the conservation work of our volunteers. You will be staying in shared dormitory style accommodation. There is no electricity but there is a small solar panel that provides lighting for the common area and also the opportunity to charge batteries for your camera. Camaronal National Park This project runs all year round. High season May to November, low season December to April. Turtle species frequenting this location include Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Black turtles. The project is located in the Camaronal National Park, in the Guanacaste region. Of the seven species of sea turtle that can be found throughout the world, four of them can be found at this site, including the Olive Ridley, the Leatherback, the Hawksbill and the Black sea turtle. Each of these species is endangered, so the Camaronal National Park is one of very few places around the world where travellers can view these impressive creatures. Access to the refuge is limited and at night there is the possibility of participating on a guided patrols of the area. Here you will be living in shared dormitory style accommodation (volunteer house) with electricity and drinking water. Playa Hermosa National Park This project runs from mid-august to December, high season is September for the Olive Ridley. The Project is located in the Playa Hermosa National Park. There are four permanent park ranger staff that collaborate on the sea turtle protection project which is located 106 km from San Jose on the Pacific coast, close to the Carara Biological Reserve. Because it is a national park (wildlife refuge), access to the public is limited meaning only rangers and volunteers are permitted onto the beach at night for patrolling. You will be staying in shared dormitory style accommodation with your fellow volunteers (4 to 6

4 people per room). There is electricity. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE? You will be met upon arrival at San José Juan Santamaria Airport on the Sunday by a helpful local staff member, who will escort you to your accommodation. During the first few days you will attend an orientation and introduction to the life, culture, language and projects in Costa Rica. After this you will be given instructions for how to reach your project site by bus, please be aware you will be responsible for covering the cost of this (approx. $40). WHERE WILL I BE STAYING? During your orientation period in San Jose you will be staying with a warm and welcoming homestay family for your first two nights before transferring to the project site. Once at the project you will be staying in dormitory style shared living accommodation with your fellow volunteers which is the standard across all four potential sites. Accommodation will be basic but of course clean and comfortable. You will need to bring along a sleeping bag and pillow as these are not provided. WHAT WILL I BE EATING? During your orientation period in San Jose you will be provided with two meals per day (breakfast and dinner). Whilst you are on the turtle project you will be provided with three meals per day. Meals will mainly consist of beans, pasta, rice, meat, cereals and a variety of vegetables and seasonal fruits, typical Costa Rican food characterised by gallo pinto. COSTS

5 2 weeks US$ 1,345 3 weeks US$ 1,745 4 weeks US$ 1,995 DEPARTURE DATES Monthly (orientation is on the first Monday of the month so please try to arrive on the Sunday before). Please refer to the information provided in the project brief for specific turtles season dates at various locations. This project is not available during following dates: July 25- Guanacaste Annexation Day August 2- Virgin of los Angeles Day August 15- Mother s Day September 15- Independence Day October 12- Columbus Day DURATION You can join this project for a minimum of 2 weeks. WHAT'S INCLUDED Before you go Pre-departure support &documentation Travel &medical advice &documentation Advice on visas &equipment Discounted medical kit Free Frontier t-shirt In-country Accommodation Food Airport pick-up Ground transfers &in-transit accommodation Local orientation In-country emergency support 24-hour international HQ backup AIRPORT INFORMATION

6 Nearest airport(s): San Jose Juan Santamaria Apt (SJO) CONTACT INFORMATION Call us on (UK) / (US) Mail us on Check out our social media here: Project details were correct at the time this document was generated. Price, dates and other details are subject to change. Please see our website for current details for this project.

Bali Sea Turtle Conservation

Bali Sea Turtle Conservation Bali Sea Turtle Conservation Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the beauty of Bali from a local perspective and make a positive contribution to the community and to marine turtle conservation

More information

Malaysia Tiger Conservation

Malaysia Tiger Conservation Malaysia Tiger Conservation Experience life in the rainforest as you track the elusive tiger, contributing towards vital research helping to protect this iconic animal from poaching Malaysia is a paradise

More information

Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation N.G.O Internship

Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation N.G.O Internship Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation N.G.O Internship Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Costa Rica's exotic and rare species as you trek through the Osa Peninsula on a wildlife conservation

More information

Honduras Learn To Scuba Dive In The Bay Islands

Honduras Learn To Scuba Dive In The Bay Islands Honduras Learn To Scuba Dive In The Bay Islands Learn to dive in the magical setting of the Bay Islands; with it's sparkling waters and enchanting coral reef this is an opportunity not to be missed! Honduras

More information

China FREE Teaching Placement

China FREE Teaching Placement China FREE Teaching Placement Gain fantastic teaching experience and behold the marvels of Yangshuo while on your FREE teaching placement. Visit one of the oldest civilisations in the world. China has

More information

China FREE Teaching Placement

China FREE Teaching Placement China FREE Teaching Placement Gain fantastic teaching experience and behold the marvels of Yangshuo while on your FREE teaching placement. Visit one of the oldest civilisations in the world. China has

More information

4 DAYS TALANG TURTLE ISLAND A REAL HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TOURCODE: KCH4DST JOINT TOUR (MIN. 2 PERSONS) WITH WEEKLY DEPARTURES ON MONDAYS

4 DAYS TALANG TURTLE ISLAND A REAL HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TOURCODE: KCH4DST JOINT TOUR (MIN. 2 PERSONS) WITH WEEKLY DEPARTURES ON MONDAYS 4 DAYS TALANG TURTLE ISLAND A REAL HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TOURCODE: KCH4DST JOINT TOUR (MIN. 2 PERSONS) WITH WEEKLY DEPARTURES ON MONDAYS KUCHING TALANG-SATANG NATIONAL PARK KUCHING Days Tour Meals Overnight

More information

China FREE Teaching Placement

China FREE Teaching Placement China FREE Teaching Placement Gain fantastic teaching experience and behold the marvels of Yangshuo while on your FREE teaching placement. Visit one of the oldest civilisations in the world. China has

More information

Volunteer with Pandas in China

Volunteer with Pandas in China Volunteer with Pandas in China This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to work with these adorable animals, helping with the feeding of adults and caring for the cubs at a beautiful breeding and

More information

Gandoca Project. Black Beach and Cahuita Projects. Nesting 2006

Gandoca Project. Black Beach and Cahuita Projects. Nesting 2006 Sea Turtles & Talamanca Sea turtles are migratory reptiles that grow slowly, needing more than 10 years to reach sexual maturity. They face very high levels of mortality during their early years. Sea turtles

More information

Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation

Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation Peru Amazon Rainforest Conservation Contribute towards scientific research helping to promote sustainable living and conservation in the Amazonian rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is home to more than

More information

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Sea Turtle Conservation Project Sea Turtle Conservation Project Playa Montezuma Name of organization Asociación de Voluntarios para el Servicio en Áreas Protegidas (ASVO) Address: Calle 36, entre avenidas 03 y 05. Web site: www.asvocr.org

More information

Australia Road Trip. Explore the East Coast of Australia on this exciting 21 day road trip!

Australia Road Trip. Explore the East Coast of Australia on this exciting 21 day road trip! Australia Road Trip Explore the East Coast of Australia on this exciting 21 day road trip! The Australian Road Trip takes you through the beautiful cities of Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne over

More information

NATURAL. Sea Turtle Conservation Program

NATURAL. Sea Turtle Conservation Program NATURAL Sea Turtle Conservation Program INTRODUCTION Our goal is to guarantee the health and ecological success of the sea turtles nesting on the Osa Peninsula by integrating conservation, research and

More information

Costa Rica Big Cats Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats Conservation Costa Rica Big Cats Conservation Journey into the Costa Rican jungle and keep a keen eye out for the various big cats which prowl their leafy domain. On this conservation research programme you will have

More information

Costa Rica Honeymoon in Heaven. 8 Days / 7 Nights You will be swept off your feet on this honeymoon vacation.

Costa Rica Honeymoon in Heaven. 8 Days / 7 Nights You will be swept off your feet on this honeymoon vacation. Costa Rica Honeymoon in Heaven 8 Days / 7 Nights You will be swept off your feet on this honeymoon vacation. Introduction Your honeymoon will start in Hotel White House, which is a very luxurious hotel

More information

Australia Outback Ranch Work

Australia Outback Ranch Work Australia Outback Ranch Work Secure yourself paid work in Australia with our ranch work training and intro to Australia project! If you re looking for a travelling experience with a difference with the

More information

HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK

HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK 2555 Sea Island Parkway Hunting Island,SC 29920 (843) 838-7437 Hunting Island We invite you and your students to visit our park and participate in an educational program. This

More information

An Introduction to the Sea Turtles of Virginia. Amber Knowles CBNERR-VA July 22, 2008

An Introduction to the Sea Turtles of Virginia. Amber Knowles CBNERR-VA July 22, 2008 An Introduction to the Sea Turtles of Virginia Amber Knowles CBNERR-VA July 22, 2008 Overview Introduction to species of sea turtles Focus on Loggerhead and Kemp s ridley sea turtles Importance of the

More information

National Report; Sea Turtles in Nigeria.

National Report; Sea Turtles in Nigeria. National Report; Sea Turtles in Nigeria. Presenter: Adegbile Oyeronke M., Marine Biology Section, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Victoria Island, P. M. B. 12729, Lagos, Nigeria

More information

Sea Turtles by Guy Belleranti

Sea Turtles by Guy Belleranti Sea turtles are extraordinary animals. After all, what other reptile lived in the time of the dinosaurs and swims today in every ocean except the frigid Arctic? There are seven sea turtle species in existence

More information

Young Explorers Programme. Malaysia, November 2009 Lankayan Island - Turtle Project

Young Explorers Programme. Malaysia, November 2009 Lankayan Island - Turtle Project Young Explorers Programme Malaysia, November 2009 Lankayan Island - Turtle Project Written by Garrett Celestin, Simon Havas, Daniel Kotzé, Dongkyun Seo Complied by Kerstin Dörner 1. Lankayan Island Lankayan

More information

TRIP TO THE SAN JOSE COSTA RICA MARATHON FROM 3rd. TO 9th. DECEMBER FLIGHT + STAY 5 NIGHTS IN SAN JOSE

TRIP TO THE SAN JOSE COSTA RICA MARATHON FROM 3rd. TO 9th. DECEMBER FLIGHT + STAY 5 NIGHTS IN SAN JOSE TRIP TO THE SAN JOSE COSTA RICA MARATHON FROM 3rd. TO 9th. DECEMBER FLIGHT + STAY 5 NIGHTS IN SAN JOSE Costa Rica is a wonderful tropical garden, located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific del with

More information

Events Management Work Experience. South Africa. Page 0

Events Management Work Experience. South Africa. Page 0 Events Management Work Experience South Africa Page 0 Why choose to participate in this programme? Gain practical experience in the exciting field of events management Develop your CV to compete in the

More information

New Zealand Adventure Tour

New Zealand Adventure Tour New Zealand Adventure Tour Embark on your own epic adventure and experience the magnificence and beauty of New Zealand and its people! Experience the magnificent raw beauty of New Zealand and its people.

More information

Ascension Island. Marine Turtles. of Ascension Island

Ascension Island. Marine Turtles. of Ascension Island Ascension Island Marine Turtles of Ascension Island Marine Turtles of Ascension Island Ascension has the second largest nesting population of the green turtle in the entire Atlantic Ocean and the largest

More information

Credit Information: Department: Natural Science Course #: LNSCI 3001 College credit hours: 3 Prerequisites: None

Credit Information: Department: Natural Science Course #: LNSCI 3001 College credit hours: 3 Prerequisites: None Credit Information: Department: Natural Science Course #: LNSCI 3001 College credit hours: 3 Prerequisites: None Sea Turtle Ecology Costa Rica & Nicaragua Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sea Turtle Ecology Syllabus

More information

The Sea Turtle Coloring Book

The Sea Turtle Coloring Book The Sea Turtle Coloring Book Sea turtles are reptiles, the same as lizards, gecko and snakes. Unlike their crocodile and snake relatives, turtle have no teeth. Turtles have a shell, called a carapace,

More information

China Kung Fu Academy

China Kung Fu Academy China Kung Fu Academy Travel to China and study alongside Kung Fu masters and train using various techniques to improve your martial art skills. Visit one of the oldest civilisations in the world. China

More information

inve st in Nature The Nature Conservancy Conservation Note

inve st in Nature The Nature Conservancy Conservation Note inve st in Nature The Nature Conservancy Conservation Note Photo: 2008 Suzi Eszterhas Your investments have the power to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. You can help protect wildlife,

More information

China Kung Fu Academy

China Kung Fu Academy China Kung Fu Academy Travel to China and study alongside Kung Fu masters and train using various techniques to improve your martial art skills. Visit one of the oldest civilisations in the world. China

More information

CLOSEDBY ACTIVITIES: Zip Lining & ATV Catamaran Tour Sport Fishing MTB Surfing & SUP

CLOSEDBY ACTIVITIES: Zip Lining & ATV Catamaran Tour Sport Fishing MTB Surfing & SUP WELCOME to Costa Rica and our Properties. We truly hope you will have a great time in Costa Rica! Our brochure will give you an idea of all the fun tours and activities you can do while staying at Special

More information

Guidelines for Turtle Watching in the Northern Territory

Guidelines for Turtle Watching in the Northern Territory Guidelines for Turtle Watching in the Northern Territory May 2012 1 Contents Introduction... 3 Tour Operators... 4 Checklist... 4 Tour Participants... 5 Mating... 5 Nesting... 5 Hatching... 6 Attachment

More information

Sea Turtles of Maryland

Sea Turtles of Maryland Sea Turtles of Maryland Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Leatherback Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle To report a sea turtle sighting, stranding or

More information

TEL: +27 (0) USA Toll Free: UK Toll Free:

TEL: +27 (0) USA Toll Free: UK Toll Free: Go out on daily research drives to assist local wildlife foundations to monitor and study the African Big 5 in order to protect endangered and at-risk species while you live in the middle of a South African

More information

Everyone Loves Sea Turtles! Exploring NC Coastline Data With JMP Mandy Chambers, Development Tester JMP, SAS

Everyone Loves Sea Turtles! Exploring NC Coastline Data With JMP Mandy Chambers, Development Tester JMP, SAS Everyone Loves Sea Turtles! Exploring NC Coastline Data With JMP Mandy Chambers, Development Tester JMP, SAS Abstract Sea turtles are very active on the NC Coast. There are over 330 miles of beach and

More information

ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION PROJECT

ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION PROJECT ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION PROJECT ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION PROJECT ZULULAND, SOUTH AFRICA Wildlife ACT was founded and has always existed to support real conservation work where it is needed

More information

Working to Conserve Key Species: EWS-WWF s Marine Turtle Conservation Project. Envirocities emagazine

Working to Conserve Key Species: EWS-WWF s Marine Turtle Conservation Project. Envirocities emagazine 42 Working to Conserve Key Species: EWS-WWF s Marine Turtle Conservation Project Envirocities emagazine 43 Issue 6, Sep 2013 Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF Dubai United Arab Emirates Marine turtles are

More information

Elephants project in Thailand

Elephants project in Thailand Elephants project in Thailand "Support community efforts to reintroduce rescued elephants into their natural habitat" PROJECT OVERVIEW Volunteer in the lush mountain forests of Northern Thailand and spend

More information

After oil spills, should humans rescue, rehabilitate, and/or relocate wildlife?

After oil spills, should humans rescue, rehabilitate, and/or relocate wildlife? This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Safari 7) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Activitydevelop Rescuing, Relocating,

More information

AT SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA

AT SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA AT SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA Oman s Sea Turtles There are seven species of sea turtles in the world today, and six are in danger of extinction. All over the world, historical nesting beaches

More information

Jennifer Wong The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Jennifer Wong The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Website Research The sea turtle rescue center is run by Karen Beasley and are committed to the conservation and protection of the all species of sea turtles. The center rescues. Rehabilitates, and releases

More information

Abatement of egg poaching in a Pacific Leatherback turtle nesting site in Costa Rica

Abatement of egg poaching in a Pacific Leatherback turtle nesting site in Costa Rica Abatement of egg poaching in a Pacific Leatherback turtle nesting site in Costa Rica Leatherback hatchling emerging in a protected nest in Junquillal Abatement of egg poaching in a Pacific Leatherback

More information

10 Resorts Where You Can Snorkel with Sea Turtles

10 Resorts Where You Can Snorkel with Sea Turtles 10 Resorts Where You Can Snorkel with Sea Turtles If you enjoy snorkeling, you absolutely have to graduate from fish to sea turtles. Observing sea turtles in their natural habitat is a magical experience.

More information

Biodiversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities

Biodiversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities Chapter VII Biodiversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities Why conservation efforts should be prioritized to certain zones A living fossil: Gymnocrinus richeri Introduction Chapter VII: Biodiversity

More information

A Swim Through the Sea A B Sea Crinkleroots Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats

A Swim Through the Sea A B Sea Crinkleroots Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats HABITAT - Children ages 5-8 The Magic School Bus Hops Home: A Book About Animal Habitats by Patricia Relf, Scholastic Trade, 1995 ISBN: 0590484133 Ms. Frizzle is up to her adventurous ways of teaching

More information

Teaching at a Danish Efterskole

Teaching at a Danish Efterskole Teaching at a Danish Efterskole An efterskole is a unique Danish residential school, where students from the ages of 14 to 18 can choose to spend one, two or three years to finish their primary education.

More information

Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) The 11 most Threatened Sea Turtle Populations Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) East Atlantic Ocean Key nesting sites: Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe This poorly studied, small population

More information

5th Annual. Eco Camp. Papagayo

5th Annual. Eco Camp. Papagayo 5th Annual Eco Camp Papagayo Eco Camp Papagayo Join Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica in celebrating Eco Camp Papagayo 's Fifth Anniversary. Since, 2012, our environmental education Summer program has focused

More information

Grade Level: Pre K-1 st

Grade Level: Pre K-1 st Grade Level: Pre K-1 st Duration: 30min-1 hour Next Generation Sunshine State Standards SC.K.L.14.3, SC.K.N.1.3, MASF.K.CC.3.6, MAFS.K.MD.2.3 SC.1.L.17.1, SC.1.N.1.3, MASFS.1.MD.3.4, Program Overview:

More information

Top 10 Endangered Animals

Top 10 Endangered Animals Top 10 Endangered Animals Ivory- Billed Woodpecker This animal lives in the southeastern part of the United States and parts of Cuba Was considered to be extinct until 2004 when there were sightings in

More information

LAST Latin American Sea Turtles

LAST Latin American Sea Turtles LAST Latin American Sea Turtles COSTA RICA OSA IN - WATER VOLUNTEERING General Information 2015 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE COSTA RICAN SEA TURTLES! LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) is part of WIDECAST

More information

7 Critically Endangered Animals in Africa

7 Critically Endangered Animals in Africa 7 Critically Endangered Animals in Africa 1. Black Rhino There are fewer than 2,500 Black Rhino remaining with numbers still declining due to the current poaching for its horn. One of the oldest mammals

More information

Carmel Leung Sing Tak School Project Learning Primary 5 Theme: Protect the Endangered Animals

Carmel Leung Sing Tak School Project Learning Primary 5 Theme: Protect the Endangered Animals Carmel Leung Sing Tak School 2008-2009 Project Learning Primary 5 Theme: Protect the Endangered Animals Class: ( ) Name: Grade: (A) Read your English textbook P.10 & 11. Then answer the following questions

More information

AVERAGE # EGGS PER NEST ON SANGALAKI (N=1005) (no data in May)

AVERAGE # EGGS PER NEST ON SANGALAKI (N=1005) (no data in May) Green Turtle Nesting at Pulau Sangalaki, (East Kalimantan, Indonesia) Reisa and Kevin Latorra Turtle Foundation, USA 2615 Jefferson St. Bellingham, Washington 98225 usa@turtle-foundation.org This paper

More information

5 reasons why you. Sri Lanka. should visit GOING DOWN SOUTH. Beach. Culture. Wildlife. Spiritual. Food. Going Down South Duration.

5 reasons why you. Sri Lanka. should visit GOING DOWN SOUTH. Beach. Culture. Wildlife. Spiritual. Food. Going Down South Duration. 5 reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka GOING DOWN SOUTH Sri Lanka, A Unique Experience For All Your Senses Beach Culture Wildlife Spiritual Food Going Down South 2015 This adventure takes you down the

More information

Threats to Sea Turtles

Threats to Sea Turtles Artificial Lighting Threats to Sea Turtles Artificial lighting is a significant sea turtle conservation problem. Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively move towards the brightest light when they hatch on

More information

Friends of Maziwe - Turtle Conservation

Friends of Maziwe - Turtle Conservation Friends of Maziwe In 2005 the Dorobo Fund Directors, recreational stakeholders along the Ushongo Beach, the Tanzanian Government and the local community have joined together in a unique venture to protect

More information

Contents. 03 Welcome 04 The Indigo Team 05 About Us 06 Map 07 Itinerary 08 Travel 09 Testimonials 10 Notes

Contents. 03 Welcome 04 The Indigo Team 05 About Us 06 Map 07 Itinerary 08 Travel 09 Testimonials 10 Notes NATURALIST EXPEDITIONS 2016 Contribute to the conservation of biological diversity in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, Guatemala. Develop your field biology skills. Learn ethical and respectful wildlife

More information

VOLUNTEER INDUCTION PACK

VOLUNTEER INDUCTION PACK VOLUNTEER INDUCTION PACK Please save me to you mobile device or print and bring with you 1 ABOUT ZOOFEFUGIO AND OWNERS FANNY AND WILLIAM Zoorefugio Tarqui was created in 2008 by Willian López and Fanny

More information

Open Voucher Itineraries

Open Voucher Itineraries Open Voucher Itineraries Open Voucher 14 Nights - Itinerary N.1 4 3 6 5 1 7 2 8 1. San José 2. Puerto Viejo, Punta Cocles, Punta Uva 3. Sarapiquí 4. La Fortuna 5. Monteverde 6. Tamarindo, Flamingo, Potrero

More information

Animals of the Rain Forest

Animals of the Rain Forest C O N C E P T S O F C O M P R E H E N S I O N : E X P L I C I T I N F O R M A T I O N 2 nd G R A D E U N I T Reading Passage Animals of the Rain Forest Tropical rain forests 1 are warm, rainy places. The

More information

Tour Code FL FLORA of the Cape Cape Town to Cape Town 15 Days * 6-12 Travellers * Lodge Tour

Tour Code FL FLORA of the Cape Cape Town to Cape Town 15 Days * 6-12 Travellers * Lodge Tour FLORA of the Cape Cape Town to Cape Town 15 Days * 6-12 Travellers * Lodge Tour This tour starts in the mother city of Cape Town with its impressive Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. Southern Africa

More information

5 Intriguing Facts About Seabrook Island

5 Intriguing Facts About Seabrook Island 5 Intriguing Facts About Seabrook Island Hunter Gardner December 12, 2015 Located on the coast of South Carolina outside of Charleston, Seabrook Island s pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere attracts

More information

The Memorandum of Understanding of a Tri-National Partnership between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Independent State of Papua New

The Memorandum of Understanding of a Tri-National Partnership between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Independent State of Papua New The Memorandum of Understanding of a Tri-National Partnership between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Government of Solomon Islands on the

More information

Community Based Turtle Conservation in Qeshm Island

Community Based Turtle Conservation in Qeshm Island Community Based Turtle Conservation in Qeshm Island Turtles The hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle with two Atlantic and Pacific subspecies, which the pacific

More information

Turtle Tracker Volusia & Flagler Sea Turtle Volunteer News Volume 7 Issue 2 Summer 2001

Turtle Tracker Volusia & Flagler Sea Turtle Volunteer News Volume 7 Issue 2 Summer 2001 Turtle Tracker Volusia & Flagler Sea Turtle Volunteer News Volume 7 Issue 2 Summer 2001 Look at those Leatherbacks Every sea turtle nesting season is different and brings something new. The majority of

More information

Who Am I? Who Am I? Amphibian. Mammal

Who Am I? Who Am I? Amphibian. Mammal Amphibian Mammal I am one of the only types of animal that can learn behaviors from copying my parents. I m a warm blooded vertebrate that can live in many different climates. I am often characterized

More information

The Ecology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Jamaica

The Ecology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Jamaica The Ecology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in Jamaica Presentation for the Jamaica Environment Trust Environmental Sustainability in Hotels Workshop December 16, 2008 by Andrea Donaldson Ecosystems Management

More information

$1199 INCLUDING FREE AIR, TAXES, FEES & MORE! to 21 DAYS from 2017 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR TOUR PLUS OPTIONAL CRUISE ENHANCEMENTS

$1199 INCLUDING FREE AIR, TAXES, FEES & MORE! to 21 DAYS from 2017 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR TOUR PLUS OPTIONAL CRUISE ENHANCEMENTS Call today to book this exciting offer 1-800-511-5411 6 to 21 DAYS from $1199 INCLUDING FREE AIR, TAXES, FEES & MORE! Legendary Journeys Exclusively Presents 2017 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR TOUR PLUS OPTIONAL

More information

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica The School for Field Studies (SFS) Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica Webinar Outline 1. Introduction to SFS 2. Welcome to the Center 3. Research focus 4. Curriculum and Directed Research 5.

More information

Permit Holder Meeting Press Release 2015. Hundreds of Sea Turtle Advocates Gather in Melbourne Beach

Permit Holder Meeting Press Release 2015. Hundreds of Sea Turtle Advocates Gather in Melbourne Beach Permit Holder Meeting Press Release 2015 Hundreds of Sea Turtle Advocates Gather in Melbourne Beach City Hosts 18th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Meeting GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 6, 2015 --

More information

Detailed Itinerary DAY 1 DAY 2

Detailed Itinerary DAY 1 DAY 2 Complete Panama & Costa Rica Ways (from San Jose) Recommended Time: 17 Days Start: San Jose, Costa Rica End: San Jose, Costa Rica Countries Visited: Costa Rica,, Panama Detailed Itinerary DAY 1 San Jose

More information

Satellite Tagging of Leatherback Sea Turtles in the Southeast of the island of Dominica, West Indies

Satellite Tagging of Leatherback Sea Turtles in the Southeast of the island of Dominica, West Indies Tagging of Leatherback Sea Turtles in the Southeast of the island of Dominica, West Indies A.H. Errol Harris Coordinator and Marcella Harris April 22, 2015 1 Tagging of Leatherback Sea Turtles in the Southeast

More information

Lesson Overview. Biodiversity. Lesson Overview. 6.3 Biodiversity

Lesson Overview. Biodiversity. Lesson Overview. 6.3 Biodiversity Lesson Overview 6.3 6.3 Objectives Define biodiversity and explain its value. Identify current threats to biodiversity. Describe how biodiversity can be preserved. THINK ABOUT IT From multicolored coral

More information

SECTION TWO: The Plight of the Leatherback Turtle

SECTION TWO: The Plight of the Leatherback Turtle SECTION TWO: The Plight of the Leatherback Turtle Sea Turtles in Canada Leatherback turtles are the largest reptiles in the world, measuring 2 m in carapace length (length of the top shell of the turtle).

More information

KOMODO ADVENTURE TOURS INDONESIA

KOMODO ADVENTURE TOURS INDONESIA KOMODO ADVENTURE TOUR Duration: 2Days / 1 Night Day 1: Denpasar - Labuan Bajo Rinca Island (-/L/D) Arrival at Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo in West-Flores. Our english speaking guide will pick you up at

More information

WEB OF LIFE Kelp keystone species ecosystem extinction decimated predator invertebrates proliferated inhabit herbivorous biodiversity prey profound

WEB OF LIFE Kelp keystone species ecosystem extinction decimated predator invertebrates proliferated inhabit herbivorous biodiversity prey profound WEB OF LIFE Sea otters live in the shallow waters of the Pacific and in various types of habitats that include rocky shores, tidal estuaries, and kelp forests. Kelp forests are a key habitat often associated

More information

Sea Turtle Protection Research

Sea Turtle Protection Research Sea Turtle Protection Research Project Location Guide & Assistant (Pacific Side) - Introduction Pack w: www.globalnomadic.com e: info@globalnomadic.com t: +44 (0) 207 193 2652 Sea Turtle Protection Research

More information

VISAKHA SOCIETY OF ANIMALS OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE PROTECTION PROGRAMME

VISAKHA SOCIETY OF ANIMALS OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE PROTECTION PROGRAMME VISAKHA SOCIETY For PROTECTION AND CARE OF ANIMALS OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE PROTECTION PROGRAMME 2013-2014 ALL INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT IS FROM THE VSPCA AND ALL SOURCES HAVE BEEN DULY CITED. THIS REPORT

More information

Habitat Loss. Key Stage 1 & 2. Aims and Objectives. What is a habitat? Find out more at

Habitat Loss. Key Stage 1 & 2. Aims and Objectives. What is a habitat? Find out more at Key Stage 1 & 2 Aims and Objectives Understand what a habitat is Understand the important role of plants and animals within a habitat Focus on issues that cause habitats to decline Establish how we can

More information

Ranger Report About Tropical Rainforest (in Costa Rica)

Ranger Report About Tropical Rainforest (in Costa Rica) 1. Ranger Report About Tropical Rainforest (in Costa Rica) www. Therainforestrangers.com About Rainforest Images by Jan Dwire A rainforest is an environment that receives high rainfall and is dominated

More information

Proceedings of the 5th Internationa. SEASTAR2000 workshop) (2010):

Proceedings of the 5th Internationa. SEASTAR2000 workshop) (2010): Title Thirteen years of sea turtle conser we avoiding extinction? Author(s) AUREGGI, MONICA Proceedings of the 5th Internationa Citation SEASTAR2000 and Asian Bio-logging S SEASTAR2000 workshop) (2010):

More information

Israel Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv

Israel Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv Israel Refugee Health Clinic in Tel Aviv Contribute to a free health clinic for the growing community of African refugees in Israel and help improve the quality of life for so many. Throughout the course

More information

Lebanon Test Tour Spring 2015 MEET Project Part 1 : Shouf and Tyre. 7 days / 6 nights

Lebanon Test Tour Spring 2015 MEET Project Part 1 : Shouf and Tyre. 7 days / 6 nights Lebanon Test Tour Spring 2015 MEET Project Part 1 : Shouf and Tyre 7 days 6 nights Title: Cedars and Faces of Phoenicia Target visitors: Hikers Explorers. Family groups. Type of tour: Organized tour Maximum

More information

Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection # Lesson Plan and Evaluation by Marta Inglot

Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection # Lesson Plan and Evaluation by Marta Inglot Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection # Lesson Plan and Evaluation by Marta Inglot I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 1. Level: intermediate 2. Class: 12-25 students aged 16 18 3. Time: 45 min. 4. Subject:

More information

Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment

Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment Chapter 6 Organisms Depend on a Healthy Environment 6.1: The Dynamics of Nature: Succession Vocabulary: succession a series of gradual changes that result in the replacement of one community of plants

More information

STB Australia AUSTRALIA TOUR BE AMAZED BY THE AUSSIE BEAUTIES HAVE FUN AND LEARN DURING THE HOLIDAYS! STB AUSTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL TOURS

STB Australia AUSTRALIA TOUR BE AMAZED BY THE AUSSIE BEAUTIES HAVE FUN AND LEARN DURING THE HOLIDAYS! STB AUSTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL TOURS AUSTRALIA TOUR BE AMAZED BY THE AUSSIE BEAUTIES STB AUSTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL TOURS HAVE FUN AND LEARN DURING THE HOLIDAYS! AUSTRALIA TOUR STB Australia makes your travel to down under unforgettable. We are

More information

1. Draw and describe your prediction of what will happen to the eggplant after the teacher applies salt to it.

1. Draw and describe your prediction of what will happen to the eggplant after the teacher applies salt to it. Investigation Booklet Exploring: Salt in Our Lives 1. Draw and describe your prediction of what will happen to the eggplant after the teacher applies salt to it. Drawing of an eggplant with water droplets

More information

ATACAMA DESERT AND SANTIAGO TOUR Santiago & Atacama Tour

ATACAMA DESERT AND SANTIAGO TOUR Santiago & Atacama Tour ATACAMA DESERT AND SANTIAGO TOUR Santiago & Atacama Tour 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS This Atacama and Santiago Tour is a tour of contrasts. Santiago de Chile has a mild climate, with views of the Pacific Ocean to

More information

Guide to Fundraising

Guide to Fundraising Guide to Fundraising Meet Armstrong. He is a Sumatran orangutan, one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. He lives in the rainforests of the island of Sumatra, also home to tigers, elephants

More information

Laws to promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas

Laws to promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas Laws to promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas Laws regulations and other measures for conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources and biodiversity including those beyond

More information

Big 5 Rehabilitation PROJECT INFORMATION PROGRAM DETAILS YOUR ROLE

Big 5 Rehabilitation PROJECT INFORMATION PROGRAM DETAILS YOUR ROLE Big 5 Rehabilitation PROJECT INFORMATION This is a program designed for volunteers interested in having a truly African experience while making a difference to the local wildlife and environment. The game

More information

Endangered Species (3 rd -5 th )

Endangered Species (3 rd -5 th ) Endangered Species (3 rd -5 th ) Essential Question What is extinction and how can we prevent it? Objectives 1. Student will learn the difference between endangered and extinct 2. Students will learn some

More information

TREK BORNEO JUNGLE TO SUMMIT

TREK BORNEO JUNGLE TO SUMMIT TREK BORNEO JUNGLE TO SUMMIT 1 ITINERARY OUTLINE FOR BESPOKE TRIPS Borneo has it all - dense tropical rain forests, misty blue mountains, exotic flowers, great diving and fascinating wildlife including

More information

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT Vol. II Initiatives For The Conservation Of Marine Turtles - Paolo Luschi

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT Vol. II Initiatives For The Conservation Of Marine Turtles - Paolo Luschi INITIATIVES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF MARINE TURTLES Paolo Luschi Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Italy Keywords: sea turtles, conservation, threats, beach management, artificial light management,

More information

Marine Mammal Badge Brownies GIRL SCOUTS of GREATER LOS ANGELES

Marine Mammal Badge Brownies GIRL SCOUTS of GREATER LOS ANGELES Marine Mammal Badge Brownies GIRL SCOUTS of GREATER LOS ANGELES www.girlscoutsla.org GSGLA Marine Mammal Badge - Brownies "The world s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves " Wyland, Marine Life Artist

More information

Cotton top Tamarins and Conservation

Cotton top Tamarins and Conservation Cotton top Tamarins and Conservation What is a Cotton-top Tamarin? The Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) is a small species of monkey, recognisable by the white punk hairdo from which it gets its name.

More information

Vinyasa Yoga Flow 200 hour Teacher Training Costa Rica Intensive. Program Overview. The Transformation Class

Vinyasa Yoga Flow 200 hour Teacher Training Costa Rica Intensive. Program Overview. The Transformation Class Vinyasa Yoga Flow 200 hour Teacher Training Costa Rica Intensive Program Overview The Transformation Class Welcome. etymology: willa = pleasure/desire/choice + cuma = guest We appreciate that you have

More information