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country Costa Rica: MARINE TURTLE MONITORING AND TAGGIN CONCUK-TURTLE01-15
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1/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
Extra-Gebühr USD 275
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20 Male / 20 female noch gesucht
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Our teams patrol the beach at night in search of nesting female turtles and their tracks. When we encounter a turtle we count eggs as they are being laid, measure the carapace (shell) and undertake a health assessment. Turtles are tagged with a unique identification number by the patrol leader and we triangulate the nests so the morning team can check them every day. Teams stay with the turtles to ensure they return to sea and are safe from poachers. There is no better feeling than watching a turtle go back to sea knowing that it is alive because of you! Patrols last for a minimum of six hours and involve walking on a beach at night in all weather conditions. Volunteers need to be physically fit as patrols can walk for up to 15 miles. Morning census begins at 5.30am and checks on nests and disguises tracks. Protective mesh are buried over the nests in an effort to reduce domestic dog predation. One of the responsibilities of the volunteers will be to help make and bury these mesh.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The station is basic with running water (cold) and electricity (most of the time). Volunteers will sleep on bunk-beds in single sex dormitories. On base we have two large dorms, showers (cold), flush toilets, a library, large kitchen and a project room. Breakfast is self-service and lunch and dinner are provided in our kitchen by cooks from Monday – Saturday and on Sundays we cook as a group. Volunteers take it in turns to bake bread and cookies which are available along with fresh fruit throughout the day. We can cater easily for vegetarians.

Lage und Freizeit

The project is located at a biological research station on the canals of the Tortuguero Conservation Area in northeast Costa Rica. The station is based in lowland tropical rainforest and is only accessible by boat. It is home to biologists, researchers and conservation-minded volunteers and interns. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys in the morning, avoid stepping on strawberry poison dart frogs around base and bird watch to your heart’s content from our boat bock. This is a wildlife lover’s paradise. We have one day off a week and in your spare time you can chill in a hammock on the boat dock or take a kayak up the canal in search of black river turtles, iguanas and if you are really lucky otters. We have a very active community programme including a weekly conservation club for the children of the local community and volunteers are encouraged to get involved.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Marine Turtle Monitoring and Tagging Programme is entering its tenth year. Each year we invite volunteers and interns from around the world to live and work with us to protect three species of Marine Turtle. We protect the living dinosaur that is the Leatherback, the charismatic Green and the critically endangered Hawksbill. We collect data on nesting females, prevent poaching by being a presence on the beach and raise awareness about marine turtle conservation. We need dedicated volunteers to help us patrol the beach to protect the turtles and their nests. Without the commitment of our volunteers there would be no turtles nesting on our beach!

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DATES: THIS IS AN ONGOING PROJECT, SO PLEASE CONTACT CONCORDIA BEFORE APPLYING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY AND AGREE DATES. We accept volunteers all year round for a MINIMUM OF TEN DAYS. Leatherback season runs from 01 March to 31 May. Green and Hawksbill season runs from 01 June to31 October. Greens and Hawskbills may nest during leatherback season and leatherbacks may also nest in June. Additional fee 275 USD per week

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This is a scientific research station and volunteers are expected to participate fully in the collection of data. Research permits are required to work on our beach and we will arrange these for volunteers. This project is slightly different to an international volunteer project in that volunteers and interns are recruited independently and therefore will be arriving and leaving throughout the season; however we host volunteers from all over the world and promote an ethos of cultural awareness and respect.
Organisation CONCORDIA UK Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Projekt-Sprache(n) English , Spanish
country Costa Rica: Coffee Experience in Santa Maria de ACIWC03-18
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7/12/2018 - 22/12/2018
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The main tasks for Volunteers: 1-Maintenance of green areas and different facilities when it is needed. 2-Infra - structure project (to be confirmed a month before the starting date for the workcamp). The work will depend on the needs at the moment, with this said, the project could be: a-Painting or building a facility for the local community. b-Local Recycling Project from the community. 3-Support in the Coffee Process (Picking Coffee Beans) in local Families Farms – This part will be more as an experience for the international volunteers.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Local Families will be more than happy to receive the volunteer. Families will supply three meals a day, a room and all their care to the volunteers. Families may be included in some of the activities as well. Vegetarian food will be available. Internet access is limited since not all families have this service.

Lage und Freizeit

Sitting along the flank of the thundering Talamanca Mountain Range, Santa Maria de Dota is positioned in a gorgeous valley where birding, hiking, fishing and photography provide endless opportunities to explore this tranquil region. Some 200 species of birds can be found in the area, including quetzals, tanagers, hummingbirds and wood peckers. Birders and hikers will also be glad to know that the Los Quetzales National Park is close by and provides an outstanding opportunity to witness resplendent quetzals as well as some small mammals. Also within a short driving distance are the eye-catching Naranjo Waterfalls. Santa Maria de Dota is a rudimentary Tico town spread out around the church, plaza, and school. From this rural settlement, various lodging options are available. Secluded hillside villas with breathtaking mountain views are scattered around the area and are a superb option for those wishing to connect to the natural environment. Cerro Calera (7,142 ft, 2.177 m), is the closest of several lofty peaks and is located to the southeast of Santa Maria de Dota. To the west are the small towns of San Marcos and San Pablo. After a quiet drive through the country visitors will be able to experience the incredible flora and fauna found here. Its geography is suited to growing coffee, mostly because the slopes of the mountains face the morning light and the cloud cover protects the coffee trees in the afternoon. The red soil found in the valley is of volcanic origin. All this plus the altitude make ideal conditions to grow the coffees harvested by locals. Santa Maria can be considered as a middle size town or a small city with all the facilities as: banks, supermarkets, hospital and many clinics, stores, cafeterias, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

Treffpunkt

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 07th, 2018 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

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Things to Bring to Santa Maria de Dota:  Mosquito repellent/ after bite cream  Sun block  Rain coat and Umbrella  Closed shoes  Extra shoes (tennis shoes, flip flops)  Walking boots/ hiking shoes  Work clothes (that you don´t mind getting dirty)  We recommend you to bring backpack instead of suitcase.

Anforderungen

-English or Spanish knowledge may be very helpful to communicate. -A lot of maturity. -Willing to follow instructions and to work as a team. -Willing to do physical work. -Volunteers must like to be in the nature and willing to live in simple conditions, Wi-Fi access may be limited.
Organisation ACI/COSTA RICA - ECO CAMPS Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen MUSOC Bus Terminal Projekt-Sprache(n) Spanish , English
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