Turtle Conservation Program in Northern Australia

Trip Highlights

  • Take care of animals that are brought in suffering from disease and/or injuries caused by boats, discarded fishing gear or ingested plastic
  • You'll also have work where the turtles are to be fed, the tanks are cleaned, and medication administered when required
  • Incredible opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef, which is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 3,000 kilometers
  • Meet some amazing people from different parts of the world and work together for protecting the reef and the turtles

Overview

Being a volunteer for the Turtle Conservation Program in Australia with Volunteering Solutions, you'll get to protect the threatened and endangered marine life in this part of the world. Animals are brought in suffering from disease and/or injuries caused by boats, discarded fishing gear or ingested plastic that is mistaken for food. Many of the turtles brought in from the Great Barrier Reef are suffering from 'floaters disease'. This disease causes air to be trapped between the shell and body impacting the animal’s ability to dive and feed itself. If left unaided the animal will eventually either starve to death or become easy prey for larger predators such as sharks or crocodiles.

Volunteers would get an incredible opportunity to work with professional conservationists and assist them in their work. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 3,000 kilometers. This is your chance to take up the cause, be a responsible traveler and volunteer to protect Mother Nature. No matter whether you're a high school/ college student, gap year traveler or backpacker, it'll be a great learning journey too. 

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