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Volunteering With Turtles

"My favorite moment was the first time we released 100 baby turtles to sea at sunset. It was very amazing." - Collin Hannahan (Turtle Conservation, Costa Rica)

Collin recently returned to America after volunteering abroad in Costa Rica with IVHQ, where he took part in our Turtle Conservation program for 6 weeks.

IVHQ Turtle Conservation volunteer in Costa RicaIn this program, volunteers assist a Costa Rican biologist with their studies and protection work of the sea turtles and with sustainable egg harvesting programs. Volunteers live in one of three beach locations around Costa Rica and work shifts (days and nights). Volunteer activities vary at different times of the year but general work includes; beach patrols, building hatcheries to keep eggs away from predators, beach cleaning, count and tag sea turtles, locating nesting females and work with local staff to harvest eggs.

To find out more or apply for the IVHQ Turtle Conservation program, please visit our volunteer in Costa Rica page.


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