Volunteer with a Turtle Conservation Project in Bali
The island of Kuta, a beautiful, quiet, white sandy island, is a particularly rich place with many different maritime species and numerous types of birds. Many divers head visit the island to submerge in one of the many dive spots, or to spot a turtle swimming by. The turtle conservation project takes place in this natural haven to help, protect and sustain the local sea turtle population.
Hunting sea turtles is illegal in Bali. However, corruption and unethical tourism trades attract poachers. Out of 1000 baby turtles, 999 will be killed and never make it back to the beach where they were born. Their meat will be sold to hotels and resold at exorbitant prices to unaware tourists, their shells and skins turned into souvenirs. Hundreds will be killed by propellers, caught in nets, trapped in human waste like plastic bags and bottles floating on our seas.
Through this turtle conservation overseas volunteer project in Bali, you will be part of a team of volunteers lead by dedicated professionals. You will roll up your sleeves and get involved in all the activities needed to the sea turtles thrive. Expect anything from assisting injured sea turtles to looking after their eggs and newly hatched babies. Your turtle love already makes a difference, act on it!
Your work will be fun, and memorable. Your time off from volunteering with the turtle conservation project in Bali can be anything from relaxed and spiritual to exciting. Start by visiting the local Hindu temples and the historical and cultural sites in the area.
Role of Volunteer
As a Volunteer you will mostly help to save Turtles. Every day there will be a different task waiting for you; it will never be boring. Every role you perform will ensure that this volunteer program with turtle conservation in Bali carries on being a successful project. These are some of the tasks required, there will be many more waiting for you:
- Cleaning the turtle tanks
- Participating in educational awareness classes
- Looking after sick and injured turtles
- Scouting the beach in search for turtle eggs
- Nurture newly hatched baby turtles
- Collecting data
- Contact other marine conservation organizations throughout the world
- Feed the turtles
- Monitor the turtle's health
- Teach awareness and share the importance of conservation to the local community
Skills and Qualifications
To be part of this turtle conservation volunteer abroad program in Bali, there are no specific skills or qualification required. You must love sea turtles and really want to learn about marine conservation! As this program requires physical work and lots of enthusiasm, it is important to feel fit and to be an active person. Generally being open-minded, flexible, patient, and compassionate will help too.