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Position: Volunteer Positions in Loggerhead Sea Turtle Project
Type: volunteer, rustic accom, daily fee for food and lodging
Organization: Turtle Foundation
Location: Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, Atlantic Ocean

Are you passionate about the environment, looking to gain experience in the field or simply want to contribute to a worthwhile cause during your holidays?

Turtle Foundation are still recruiting for the up-coming nesting season in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde.

Turtle Foundation are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help on turtle project in Africa. The roles are required throughout the season (between June 1st and 31st October 2018).

Short term volunteers (minimum 2 weeks)

  • No previous experience required as training will be provided.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have an interest in conservation and enjoy being outdoors.

Long term volunteers (minimum 8 weeks)

  • Students with a background in biology (or related fields) are preferred, but this is not essential

We are particularly looking for:

  • Night Patrol Leaders
  • Morning Census
  • Hatchery Management
  • Tourism Affairs

Work is often at night and can involve a lot of walking. Depending on the role it may include some of the following:

  • Turtle ecology and ID
  • Beach patrols and track ID
  • Metal tagging, PIT tagging
  • DNA sampling
  • Nest relocation
  • Nest excavation

All positions are based in one of two beach camps. Conditions in camp are basic and temperatures can be in excess of 35 degrees in the day.

Complete information about the project sites and participants duties can be found on our website.

To apply for any of the available positions, please fill in our online application form.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Obrigado from the TF team!

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GoodWork ID: 43991       Date posted to Feb 5 2018