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Sea Turtle Research Volunteers Needed for March 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help us in patrolling the beaches of Lang Tengah for nesting Sea Turtles in March this year.

Here is some more information about us and what kind of activities you can expect to engage in whilst on the project!



The key to safeguarding our nesting population of turtles – predominantly Green Turtles, as well as Hawksbill – on Lang Tengah relies on our constant and continued presence on the island, as this is the main deterrent to egg poachers.  Living 24 hours a day in the camp, we regularly patrol the nesting beaches on the island by night, relocating any nests that are laid on other beaches back to the safety of Turtle Beach.

We are aiming to expand our operations from the shore up into the forest and right down into the ocean.  Our first move has been compiling a species list for the island.  As far as biological research on Lang Tengah is concerned, the records of the marine park and WWF up until we started our operations were described as ‘data deficient’.

This year we are aiming to start a coral gardening programme on Turtle Bay and do more school group workshops as part of our LEAP programme, funded by CIMB Foundation



You will be the driving force of our operation, patrolling the nesting beaches by night.  You will also aid in the relocation of eggs, if necessary, and the gathering of data from pre & post hatch inspections, as well as nesting females.

The expansion of our research may require your assistance in undertaking terrestrial and/or marine transect surveys – primarily for herpetofauna

You will also assist in welcoming visitors from resorts and educating them about the turtles and the project


You look after the camp, ensuring there is enough water to drink and food to eat, as well as partaking in other camp chores such as cleaning and stock-takes

Those looking to volunteer should be relatively fit and acquainted with the rigours of outdoor living.



Stripped-back and open-air, the camp lies slightly recessed behind the secluded beach on Turtle Bay.  Think rustic, jungle living – bucket-showers and camp fires.


Please note that we cannot facilitate visa acquisitions for our volunteers.


We are looking to recruit volunteers throughout the season (7th March to mid October 2016), but especially need additional volunteers for March.

Discounted rates will apply for long-term volunteers (3 weeks +) – To find out more about our project or to apply, please look at our website, facebook page or contact our coordinator Raphe van Zevenbergen:



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EMAIL: [email protected]