At present, the sea turtle population is threatened and tragically there is a high chance that this captivating species might become extinct in the future, unless we try to do something about it.
Dedicated volunteers are now needed more than ever to monitor and study sea turtles and this Living with Sea Turtles project in Sodwana on the East Coast of South Africa gives you the chance to get involved and help protect these beautiful animals.
Five of the world’s seven sea turtle species can be encountered in South Africa, with the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles predominantly nesting in the northern parts of the South African East Coast.
Sadly, not only are these turtles still considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, but they also often get caught in fishing gill nets and are affected by pollution caused by human ignorance, meaning that it is crucial that we spread the word about turtle conservation.
On this Living with Sea Turtles conservation project you will be thoroughly educated on the behaviour and protection of South African sea turtles.
You will get the amazing opportunity to get up close to sea turtles in an ethical environment, and will learn how to reduce the impact of human behaviour on the lives of the animals in our oceans.
This unique volunteering project will also give you the chance to meet people from around the world, and make friends and memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.