viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Research Assistants for Costa Rica WIDECAST Projects

Submitted: 2011-10-13 15:03:05
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
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February to November in periods of three months.


We have several opportunities: Pacuare Beach, Moin Beach, Cahuita Beach all at Caribbean side and Osa in water project in south Pacific side.

Background Information

WIDECAST, an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders and educators in more than 40 nations and territories, is committed to an integrated, regional capacity that ensures the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations. In Costa Rica we develop projects and support partners since some decades ago. Now, we are developing projects in Caribbean and Pacific coast and we need your help.
During the last 15 years we trained and exchange knowledge with dozens of Research Assistants many of them important Sea Turtle researchers currently.


Patrolling beaches for nesting females, relocating nest in risk, manage of egg hatcheries, training to new volunteers, record of biometrics and nesting information. Also, participate in rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles in Pacuare and Osa projects.


The RA's should be 20 years of age or older and in good physical condition
He or she should be fluent in the English and Spanish (optional) language
Educational background (undergraduates or graduates) in biology, marine biology, resource conservation, ecology, environmental education, veterinarian medicine, wildlife management, oceanography, zoology and/or experience in working with sea turtles.
Minimum commitment of three months or more at the project
Previous experience in similar projects at tropics
Capable of working in task forces
Interested in sharing his/her knowledge and stimulating regular volunteers for the protection and the conservation of the sea turtles
Must be responsible, hard working, communicative, and enthusiastic. Capable of living in very rustic and basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions. Usually it is very hot with 100% humidity with frequent rain (very heavy sometimes). There are lots of mosquitoes and/or sand flies plus the risk of Malaria and/or Dengue fever.


Depending your skills we will cover the lodging and food.

Additional Contact Information

Please send your application to WIDECAST-Costa Rica, volunteer coordinator before December 2011.