Volunteer opportunity - Flatback Turtle Monitoring


Care For Hedland Environmental Association


Port Hedland, WA

The Care For Hedland Environmental Association is again gearing up for the 2020/2021 Flatback turtle nesting season and the Association monitors two local Port Hedland beaches - Cemetery Beach & Pretty Pool Beach from late October 2020 - February 2021.

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 21st October 2020 to 5th February 2021 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.

All volunteers will be responsible for travel and visiting WA (and adhere to quarantine requirements for WA) at their own cost. 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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