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G_L.01 Work in wildlife protection on the pacific coast (Guatemala)

Location: Monterrico, Guatemala

Collage G_L.01

Description of the project:

The Guatemalan organization tends to the protection, conservation and research of endangered animals and their living environment. Additionally they work in the fields of environmental education, ecotourism and sustainable development. Especially between July and January helping hands are needed, because during that period turtles lay their eggs at the beaches nearby. To protect them against poachers and thieves night paroles are organized to collect the eggs and give them a save place within the breeding center. Furthermore, the organization provides a rescue center, where the volunteers can also work with crocodiles and other species. Another task is to spread environmental awareness among the population and tourists.

Your tasks:

  • Protection of the turtles (searchingfor turtle eggs at the beaches, raising data on the classification of the turtles and escorting them back to sea after they have laid their eggs)
  • Supporting the staff in the field of environmental education, e.g. organizing pedagogic paths and activities in the local schoolsor other projects about health, general education or serving the ecotourism
  • Working time: from June to November mainly in the night time until sunrise, but working in education is possible all year round during daytime

Requirements:

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Spanish level: Basic, English skills needed
  • Skills and expertise: Experiences in biology (flora and fauna; helpful, but not required), in environmental education, public relations, photography and/or web design

Accommodation, Benefits and Costs:

  • You can stay in the project for 225 US$ in the first and 175 US$ for every following week incl. meals
  • Proyecto Mosaico organizes your stay in the project, Spanish school (Antigua) and your transportation from the airport, furthermore we offer individual assistance provided by the office in Granada before, throughout and after your stay
  • For our work and our services we ask a one-time-only fee of 250 € – regardless of the length of your stay

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