The Activities will be:-Understanding topics related to biology, ecology and conservation of the marine turtles as well as the problematics of its conservation in the community.-Night vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.-Activities of monitoring, collection of nests and liberation of baby turtles will be realized.-Cleaning of the beach. -Educating 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.-In the afternoons there is some free time due to the heat, this is why we ask the volunteers to bring some games to share with the other volunteers.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
ACCOMODATION: The project is providing a wide zone to camp which consists of a cabin, baths (with warm water) and a kitchen.FOOD: Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.
Lage und Freizeit
LOCATION: The Turtle Camp is located in Playa Blanca, 25 min from Zihuatanejo s City. To come to Zihuatanejo from Mexico City, the volunteers will take a bus (8 hrs). Being in the city, you can go by local transport ipublic taxi-. FREE TIME: In the free time the volunteers will be able to visit the community of the Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo city, Barra de Potosi (Barr of Fortune), you can also visit Ixtapa, which is a very well-known resort.
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 - Zihuatanejo Gro. each year, which are the Golfina Turtle (olive Lepidochelys), the Blackish Turtle (Chelonia agassizi) and the Lute Turtle (Dermochelys coracea). The efforts to preserve these species consist of two ways:-Night vigilance to avoid the plunder of nests and the slaughter of the mother turtles in the most extensive beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.-Environmental Education for the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the zone of influence.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 and contribute 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, the consumption and utilization of the derivates of the species, which are meat, fat, skin (leather) and turtle-shell, are deeply culturally rooted.
You can take the Intensive Spanish Course that we offer to the volunteers in our camps before the camp starts.
Good disposal of team work, dedication, responsibility and enthusiasm regarding the work, positive energy, interest in learning and enjoying oneself. You can bring your own tent if you like. In case of being under some medical treatment please bring your medicine with you.