-Understanding topics related with biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles, as well as, the problematic of its conservation in the community. -There will be realized activities of monitoring, collection of nests and babie turtle s liberation. -Beach cleanliness. -Environmental Education to children and young women of the community about the conservation of the marine turtles, recycling and organic agriculture. -Elaboration of handcrafts for fund raising. -Support the community events. -Improvement of camp facilities. -In the afternoons there are some dead time due the heat, this is why we ask you to bring some games to share with the other volunteers. Learning and teaching the biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles, as well as the problematic of its conservation in the community.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
The project provides a wide zone to camp which consists of baths,a kitchen, and a place to wash your clothes .Meals will be prepared by the volunteers. The camp provides everything you need to cook and prepare food.
Lage und Freizeit
The Turtle Camp is located in Zihuatanejo, from Mexico City, you can use a bus (8 hours trip). In the free time you will be able to visit Zihuatanejo, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), Ixtapa, the Soledad de Maciel pyramids and lots more On Saturdays you will have free time after the Eco-tianguis , on Sundays you will have the morning at your free disposal.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
VIMEX and Ayotlcalli organization have the aim to contribute to the recovery and conservation of 3 species of sea turtles on the verge of extinction that visit Ixtapa i Zihuatanejo (Guerrero): Golfina Turtle (Olive Lepidochelys),Blackish Turtle (Chelonia Agassizi) and Lute Turtle (Dermochelys Coracea). Problems of the marine turtles in the zone are: In spite of the fact that the marine turtles are important for its ecological role inside the aquatic and coastal ecosystems, contributing to the health of the reefs, meadows of marine pastures, as well as of the estuaries and sandy beaches worldwide, the populations of the different species of marine turtles are limited. In the beach of monitoring a clear cultural rooting is accentuated to the consumption and utilization of derivates of the species, since it is: meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell.
It will be at VIMEX office at 11:00 a.m, one day before the project starts. The volunteer will take the bus to Zihuatanejo at night arriving to the project next day early in the morning.
Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself.