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Description:

CADIP is running a marine turtle protection program in the small town of La Penita on the Pacific coast of Mexico. International volunteers collaborate with a team of experts and biologists and will be involved in various activities intended to protect the endangered and rare species. There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more!

July 3 - July 15, 2019
July 17 - July 29, 2019
July 31 - August 12, 2019
August 14 - August 26, 2019
August 28 - September 9, 2019
September 11 - September 23, 2019
September 25 - October 7, 2019
October 9 - October 21, 2019
October 23 - November 4, 2019
November 6 - November 18, 2019
November 20 - December 2, 2019
December 4 - December 16, 2019
December 18 - December 30, 2019
January 8 - January 20, 2020
January 22 - February 3, 2020

Typical assignments include nightly beach patrols, finding the adult turtles and collecting the eggs, transferring them to a secure place to hatch, and releasing baby turtles back to the ocean. Because of their natural predators, the turtles only go out of the water at night, and this is when most of the work will be carried out. The volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species.

This unique program allows volunteers to
> gain experience in marine conservation and learn from local experts and biologists;
> get an up-close look and learn to identify all five species of turtles that frequent the area;
> witness the amazing sight of turtle nesting and babies hatching;
> meet local people and learn about their life and culture;
> explore the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos close to Puerto Vallarta;
> help in shelters for protection of endangered species (crocodiles).

Find out more at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

Volunteering Worldwide: http://cadip.org


Qualifications:

18 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
The official language of the project is English. Some Spanish would be appreciated.


Training:

On site training is provided.


Benefits:

Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: One Time Ongoing
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada

Contact:

Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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780-492-4212


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780-492-7924

Fax

780-492-4643

Email
infolink@su.ualberta.ca

Hours

Spring/Summer
(Effective May 1, 2019)


InfoLink Desk at Student Life Central (Lower Level SUB)
SUB InfoLink Desk (main floor)
Monday to Friday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


InfoLink ONEcard Service Centre (9104 HUB)
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm


CAB & SUB InfoLink Desk(s)
Monday to Friday
CLOSED FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER


InfoLink Desk at Student Connect/Admin Building
Monday & Tuesday
8:15am to 4:15pm
Wednesday
10:00am to 4:15pm
Thursday & Friday
8:15am to 4:15pm


InfoLink Desk at International Services Centre
Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:00PM


Please note that CAB and SUB are subject to closure if our student staff are sick! If one location is temporarily closed, please visit us at any other location and we'll be happy to help!


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InfoLink Main Office
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Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7