Turtle protection training in Greece
Turtle protection training in Greece

Useful information

The training to work with animals abroad takes place in the Peloponnese, a region located in the south of Greece. You will discover how turtles are preserved in the Mediterranean, as well as the different challenges this species faces. This project corresponds to a real immersive experience in Greek culture, within our center based in Giannitsochori. This is one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in the country. In addition to acquiring comprehensive training, theoretical upstream and practical on site, you will contribute to leaving an impact that is both positive and lasting on the local community and the ecosystem of the region.

NGO Project Coordinator
Oceanologist
Oceanographer
Protected site manager
At-sea observer
Local developer

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Kyparissia Bay

From
 4  
to
 12  
weeks

Intermediate English

Description of the program

Participants will be able to observe the nesting and egg-laying process of the turtles, and will be responsible for recording their activities as well as protecting the nests from mammalian predators and seawater flooding. This allows them to develop all the skills and knowledge needed to work with animals abroad. Raising awareness of the protection of this endangered species is also one of the participants' missions. Through workshops, they will highlight the challenges that sea turtles face and how to preserve them.

This training is also focused on developing leadership skills to provide the most professionalizing experience in marine protection.

travailler avec les animaux à l'étranger

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We work together with the local community to educate tourists also about environmental and marine conservation. We carry out all these actions thanks to our experts present in the field, who train the various participants to improve their skills in order to best start their career in NGOs, in the field of conservation. Our partner organization also offers you the opportunity to gain additional leadership skills and experience working with animals abroad.

 

Like all of our training courses for working with animals abroad , this project in Greece allows you to benefit from a complete learning while contributing to the preservation of local fauna.

This project is part of the so-called career training:

This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.

The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you in the best possible way in the resolution of these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, for which you will be eligible thanks to your professional training.

Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.

If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.

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Conditions on the job guarantee

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Details of the eco-volunteering project in Greece

The project was set up thanks to the collaboration with a Greek structure on site, which has been greatly involved in research in the Peloponnese since 1983. On the Mediterranean contour, it is one of the oldest projects in environmental preservation and conservation.

 

The contribution made by this project

This project has allowed for many years, in addition to participants to work with animals abroad, to protect turtles against their terrestrial predators as well as against flooding due to sea water. These actions allow turtles to carry out the process of nesting, laying and hatching of eggs, in order to increase the population of this species.

The project also plays an active role in raising awareness among tourists and the local community about nature conservation, which helps reduce the environmental footprint in the area through this training to work with animals in the foreign.

Host organization

Founded in 1997, our partner organisation coordinates participatory science projects around the world. It employs 150 permanent staff in its local branches.
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It works closely with local organisations on long-term projects. They work only under the supervision of the community leaders and at their request.

 

Sustainable solutions, minimum impact on the environment

- Creating sustainable solutions to support self-sustaining communities.

- Ensuring access to clean water sources.

- Developing micro-enterprises around food, with a particular focus on education and agriculture.

- Supporting local schools with school supplies.

- Providing expertise and ideas on energy and electricity issues.

- Implementation of studies and educational programs on the marine environment.

United Nations member organization

Our partner organisation sits on the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism. All their initiatives and volunteer projects are led by experts in collaboration with the local population and national governments.

Certificates

Strong points

Contribute to the preservation of turtles in the Mediterranean
Observe the laying of turtle eggs until they hatch
Get an exclusive management training
Receive theoretical and practical training
Support from a Career Coach
Access to Job Board