Kaya Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Rainforest Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Internship On The Caribbean Coast

Join us as a Rainforest Habitat and Wildlife Conservation Internship On The Caribbean Coast in Costa Rica and gain new skills and qualifications and also invaluable hands on experience to support your studies or goal of a career in the conservation field. You will work alongside a motivated and qualified local team who will develop your research and practical skills and you will also have the opportunity to develop your Spanish skills during a 2 week homestay and study placement. It really is a great opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in an amazing setting. The internship will focus on 5 key areas and you will have plenty of opportunity to put your new skills into practice. Whether you are monitoring jaguars or turtles, or assisting with habitat surveys you will learn a huge amount on this hands-on internship. It really is a fantastic opportunity to give you a head start in your career in conservation.

Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer abroad on our Sea Turtle conservation project in Costa Rica which was created with the purpose of protecting the female sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings laid along beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica against poachers and natural and introduced predators, using a man-made shelter called a "vivero". Refuges have been created in order to protect important nesting sites for the Pacific olive ridley, the leatherback, green turtles and occasionally hawksbill turtles. At the same time the project team collects enough information about the nesting activity of the turtles so it can be used to improve the next seasons techniques and be shared with the community and local and regional authorities with the goal of building awareness about conservation. The sea turtle conservation programme is a scientific based conservation activity in which volunteers try to increase the amount of sea turtle hatchlings to give higher survival possibilities to these beautiful reptiles. The Sea Turtle projects were created with this conservation purpose and help to protect areas essential to preserving sea turtles and their associated ecosystems. Sea turtles are a wonderful legacy from prehistoric times and our goal is to help them to survive.

Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica

Come volunteer with us in Costa Rica in a busy animal rescue centre, helping animals that have been neglected by their owners, lost their natural habitats, been confiscated as they were illegal pets, or have been injured and are now undergoing rehabilitation. Many of these animals are able to be nursed back to health and where possible, released back into the wild. The projects need help to control the huge numbers of unwanted and abandoned pets in Costa Rica. The goal is to nurture and release the animals back into the wild where possible. Some animals in the rescue centres are permanent members of the family because they couldn’t be released back into the wild or are part of a conservation breeding programme. You can expect to see all sorts of incredibly interesting and beautiful animals such as tapirs, spider monkeys and green and scarlet Macaws once you join one of 4 projects after completing a week of intensive Spanish lesson in San Jose to prepare you for your placement. Join us on this Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica and work on a fascinating front-line animal care and conservation programme that animal lovers are sure to enjoy.

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