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Volunteer in Sri Lanka: Turtle Conservation Project in Sri Lanka From US $599

Global Crossroad

Street Address:
4425 West Airport Fwy. Suite 210
Locality:
Irving
Region:
United States

Turtle Conservation Project in Sri Lanka From US $599

Country
Sri Lanka
Locations
Kosgoda
Dates of Program
1 and 3 Monday of every Month
Group/Independent
both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Located in Kosgoda, 15 miles south of Galle , the turtle conservation project is a wonderful project for volunteers interested in nature and conservation. The project suffered infrastructural damage due the tsunami disaster of Dec, 2004, where most of their equipment was lost. Moreover, turtle populations have been diminishing due to the destruction of coral reefs and marine pollution. This Project runs different programs, mostly monitoring and conserving the turtles in the Kosgoda area.

Major Responsibilities

Volunteers' help is urgently needed for various types of conservation work, including monitoring turtle activity, creating informational resources and rebuilding damaged facilities. As a volunteer, you will feed and clean the turtles and their environment; monitor and release baby turtles from the hatchery; monitor turtle egg-laying and moving the eggs to a safe nesting area. You will also assist in creating and maintaining a database of turtle statistics. Volunteers are also expect to reconstruct the damage caused by the Tsunami which includes: rebuilding turtle tanks and repairing the visitors' houses; developing informational resources and tourist souvenirs; conducting tours around the project.

Cost/Program Fee
US $1781 (12 Weeks)
What program fee Includes

What Your Program Fee Does Cover?

  • Meals
  • Accommodations
  • Comprehensive Insurance Coverage
  • Thoroughly Researched and Personalized Projects
  • In-Country Transportation
  • Support of In-Country Coordinator
  • Pre-Departure Information
  • Emergency Support
  • Certificate of Appreciation/Completion
  • Fundraising Ideas

What Your Program Fee does not cover?

  • Airfare
  • Passport/Visa
  • Airport Return/Drop-Off
  • Airport Tax
  • Daily Transportation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Bottled Water/Soft Drinks
  • Entry Fees
Skills/ Qualifications

Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications to volunteer in the turtle conservation project. But volunteers should have a deep love for nature and conservation.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Global Crossroad manages room/food for volunteers. Volunteers live with the host family/hostel where we manage a separate room as well as local meals three (3) times a day. Volunteers will also have 24/7 access to our office in Sri Lanka and the mobile numbers of our coordinators. Our staff also visits each volunteer in 1-2 week intervals as a part of the program.

Any Missing Important Information

Additional cost of $75 for airport pick and transfer to Galle

Additional Packages

Sinhalese Language & Culture (1 week-optional): $250
Mini Venture: $1099

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