Volunteers needed to help conserve sea turtles in Thailand
09 August 2004
Bangkok: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand is looking for volunteers to assist in protecting sea turtle sanctuaries and raising environmental awareness of local communities in Ranong Province, Thailand.
Volunteers tasks include monitoring the beach for turtle nests, advocating environmental conservation amongst local people and collecting scientific data.
Together with the Ranong Coastal Resources Research Station, the project also looks after a number of turtles in captivity, and aims to release the turtles back into the sea where possible.
When not working on sea turtle, volunteers help with the daily operations in the Wildlife Sanctuary, such as taking care of its gibbons and macaques.
The Wildlife Sanctuary is open year-round but most of the work takes place between December to March.