Friday, January 21, 2011

Volunteers are needed to work with juvenile green turtles - 2011

Period: 1st January 2011 April 30th 2011

Location: Cerro Verde,Uruguay. (Satellite Map)

Background Information: Karumbé has been monitoring this foraging and developmental area of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) for more than 9 years. In this site the volunteers will carry out research and conservation activities, getting quite in touch with the fishermen community where the field station is settled. Volunteers will be working shoulder to shoulder with the 2 researchers who will be coordinating the fieldwork, getting involved in all tasks included in the project work.

Requirements: Candidates should have
(a) 1.Willingness to work with nature in a remote place, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
2. Good physical conditions: know how to swim and be able to walk long distances on loose sand.
3. Willingness to get to know a different culture, getting involved into conservation activities with this fishing community.
4. It is not necessary previous experience in handling sea turtles, training will be given as soon as arrived in the field station.

Additional Contact Information: Biol. Luciana Alonso, Volunteers Coordinator. If interested ask for the volunteer’s instructive at:

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