Volunteer Opportunity - Flatback Turtle Monitoring


Care For Hedland Environmental Association


Port Hedland, Western Australia

The Care For Hedland Environmental Association is again gearing up for the 2019/2020 Flatback turtle nesting season and the Association monitors two local Port Hedland beaches – Cemetery Beach & Pretty Pool Beach from late October 2019 - February 2020.

The monitoring is in three components: morning track monitoring, evening monitoring/ eco tours for people watching turtle nesting and a 50-night mark/recapture tagging program.

Any interested volunteers who would like to assist from November 2019 to 8th February 2020 are most welcome. Volunteers are needed and can take part in the program for any length of time from one week to the whole three months.

Limited free billeted accommodation is available. You must arrange your own transport to Port Hedland and then, transport to/from the beaches is supplied.

Volunteers get the opportunity to observe Flatback turtles returning to the sea, see hatchlings emerge from nests, assist in turtle rescues, observe the nesting process at night and be hands on and assist in the mark/recapture tagging program.

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