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[Volunteers] Turtle conservation project in Mexico - Chicago

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[Volunteers] Turtle conservation project in Mexico - Chicago
Ad ID: 863555
Posted by: Unregistered user
Posted on Sep 14, 2018
Expire: Dec 13, 2018
The aim of this project is to protect the endangered turtles working in close collaboration with the local population of La Peñita Town or as they say "the place where turtles arrive at night"
Volunteers, along with local people and a team of professional biologists, will realize activities to protect the turtles, and will help to ensure the survival of the turtles for the future generations
There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more!

If you like nature, enjoy spending time in an astonishingly beautiful beach close to a nice beach town, and are willing to witness the magic that nature had made for millions of years, this project is for you!

Project dates:
September 26 - October 8, 2018
October 10 - October 22, 2018
October 24 - November 5, 2018
November 7 - November 19, 2018
November 21 - December 3, 2018
December 5 - December 17, 2018
December 19 - December 31, 2018
January 2 - January 14, 2019
January 16 - January 28, 2019

The main work consists in patrolling the beach at night
The goal is to find the adult turtles and collect the eggs, burying them in a secure place (vivero in Spanish) and set the baby turtles free back into the ocean when they hatch
Volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species
Activities must be carried out by night since turtles do not go out of the ocean by day because of their natural predators
In collaboration with local people and biologists from La Peñita, volunteers will seek for the turtles, taking care of their eggs and the baby turtles.

La Peñita de Jaltemba is a small beach town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Nayarit
It is the main service community for the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos
The closest city is Puerto Vallarta.

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Expire: Dec 13, 2018
Posted on Sep 14, 2018