CENTRO DE CONSERVACION E INVESTIGACION DE TORTUGA
Volontariat de 4 à 16 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 370€ pour le 1er mois, puis 65€ par semaine. Placement individuel, programme ouvert toute l'année
- Code : HON-50/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 30
La protección de la Tortuga Golfina ( Protection of Turtle Ridley) starts since the year 1975 , In the community Marcovia El Venado Township ,has participated on voluntary basis in coordinating the following activities: Raising awareness about the importance of conservation, harvesting and planting egg turtles and release of their hatchlings ( baby turtles ) , coordinating conservation activities with Local and National institutions, such as the Navy, and Township of Marcovia CODDEFFAGOLF , “Comité de verificación y control” (CVC) ,verification and monitoring committee . Since November of 2008, “Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones” (PPD/PNUD) approved the construction Visitor Centre “El proyecto Construcción del Centro de Visitante para la protección de la Tortuga Golfina” That conducted the following activities: Training in organizational strengthening. Protection of Turtle Ridley. Cleaning and collection of plastics in 4 miles of beach. Collection and planting of propagules in 7 hectares of deforested mangroves, and preserving the habitat of species of birds like (Grey Heron, Yellow Warbler). Build the Visitor Center for the Protection of Turtle Ridley. In all the above activities is a local contribution of 50 % of the approved budget. Main Activities As annual project the activities are planting and harvesting of turtle eggs Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) through months of September and October. From there we do daily monitoring functions and exhumations nursery nest to collect data, and the release of hatchlings. This lasts until December. The months from January to March are usually very slow and most of all dedicated to office activities such as paperwork, spreadsheets, administration of our web and Facebook page. During the months from April to June, we receive tourists, take tours to the mangroves and bird watching areas and prepare for the annual egg collection. During the month of June we train staff and prepare the nursery this is a relatively heavy work. Volunteer tasks Teaching English in primary school Working in the nursery Beach patrol, collect eggs and take them to the nursery. Assist in data collection and turtles. Serve as a guide Help in the release of hatchlings and nest data collection exhumed. Days of cleaning Office work and accounting centre. Keep the Facebook page up to date and respond email. Minimum: 4 Weeks Maximum: 16 Weeks Available from August to December
The volunteer lives in the Research Centre.
The project directly benefits 15 families and indirectly the whole “El Venado” community because it is the main attraction of the area. Most males are 18-30 Young boy and 2 gentlemen Don Enrique and Don Nelson . The women are a bit older than 19-50 years, most are housewives and are dedicated to cleaning the center , kitchen and household maples , while actively engaged in harvesting activities . The community of “El Venado” is a very safe area . At present we have 40 houses, 360 inhabitants among whom there are 80 men , 120 women and 160 children . Its territory covers 60 blocks and surrounded by sea and rich wetland system , part of RAMSAR site . The community of “El Venado” has a School of Primary Education, electricity, drinking water , a small little hotel and a research center, two beaches suitable for Tourism (lLas Doradas y Punta Condega) . The population is engaged in artisanal fishing and small-scale agriculture and livestock, is surrounded by mangroves where shellfish are produced and despite being a small community is well organized in all areas , the community is engaged service to tourists since 2008 . It is feared that by not addressing protection activities damage becomes critical to increase the irrational use of resources
Age: 18-30 Gender: Indifferent Language: Some Spanish Studies: High School or College Abilities and Attitudes: Computer experienced including management of all Microsoft programs. Experience creating web pages is a plus but not a must. Willing to work with children. English Proficiency. Religion: Indifferent
ICYE Honduras was founded in 1981. The committee is run by former exchangees and volunteers. The national office, located in Tegucigalpa is run by a four-staff team.
Voluntary service placements include working with homeless and street children, disabled, children’s rights, homes for the elderly, sick or homeless people, health clinics, human rights organisations, indigenous groups, primary schools, youth organisations, and social projects in general. Attendance of university courses is allowed provided it does not interfere with voluntary service.