Hosted by IIWC Indonesia, this volunteer project focuses on the protect of marine life. 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING ON THIS PROJECT? 

Wakatobi is abundant with marine life and lies right in the heart of the Worlds Coral Triangle.
With only 3% land, Wakatobi is the only Archipelago in Indonesia where the whole area has been mandated as a national park. The marine and cultural diversity has earned Wakatobi UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status. Wakatobi ranks highest in priority for marine conservation in Indonesia. The barrier reefs are home to large and small fish species, dolphins, turtles and even whales.
Wakatobi has two types of sea turtles, the Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). The Green Turtle is endangered and is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. According to WWF, the number of Green turtles around the world has declined sharply due to overfishing, environmental destruction on beaches, and people harvesting their eggs.
During the project, daily activities will include workshops on preserving marine heritage, learning how to identify different turtle species, collecting eggs so that nests can be monitored. You will also be feeding, cleaning, and releasing turtles back into the ocean. This projetc also aims to raise awareness among the local community about preserving biodiversity and marine life. You will also be cleaning beaches. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You and the other volunteers will be staying with local families who will also provide you with food.

WHAT ABOUT LEISURE TIME? 

During your free time, you can visit some beautiful beaches along the coast, see heritage sites and go diving and snorkeling. 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS? 

  • This project has an additional fee of 3600000 IDR. This is used to cover food, accommodation, materials and local transport during the project. The fee must be paid either prior to, or on arrival. 
  • You must be 18+ to take part in this project

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