Volunteer with Turtles in Greece

Published
August 26, 2019
Location
Bay of Kyparissia, Greece
Category
Europe  
Closing date
Ongoing

Description

Overview
Based in the beautiful Bay of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese, you will be involved with conserving and protecting one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.

You will be involved in surveying the nesting activity of female turtles, this will happen daily, as the turtles come out to nest during the night. Once a nest has been located you will have the task of protecting it from predation and flooding by the rising ocean tides. From these activities, volunteers will be able to provide vital conservation information in workshops to international visitors and the local community members.

GVI works in conjunction with our local partners to ensure you receive all the necessary training to meet the project's objectives as well as providing opportunities for you to explore the fascinating Greek culture and sights of the surrounding area in your free time.

HIGHLIGHTS

Hands-on work with one of the most endangered species in the Mediterranean;

Seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings head for the sea;

Exploring nearby nature reserves and admiring the local architecture

Experiencing Greek culture first hand in a beautiful area which you can explore in your free time

Taking your first steps towards your career in conservation and making a lasting contribution to the preservation of endangered turtles.

For more information or to find out how you can join this project, visit the GVI Expedition page!

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