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IIWC21-10 INDONESIA Wakatobi ANIMAL, MARINE, CULTURE 24/03/2021 06/04/2021

IIWC21-10 Wakatobi Sea Turtle Camp I, Wakatobi,
South-East
Sulawesi

24/3 – 6/4 2021 10vols

EXTRA FEE: 3.600.000 IDR
should be paid
upon arrival

ANIMAL, MARINE, CULTURE

Short Desc. Help to rescue the sea turtle while enjoying the world marine heritage!

Back-
ground

Wakatobi is a maritime regency with abundant marine wealth lies right in the heart of
the Worlds Coral Triangle. With only 3% of land, Wakatobi is the only regency in
Indonesia where whole area is mandated as a national park. The marine and cultural
diversity has earned Wakatobi as UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Wakatobi ranks
among the highest in priority for marine conservation in Indonesia. There are atoll and
barrier reefs as the habitat of large and small fish species, dolphins, turtles even
whales. Wakatobi hosts two types of sea turtles, the Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys
imbricata) and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). However, Green Turtle is
included as an endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. According to
WWF, the number of green turtles around the world has declined sharply due to
overfishing, environmental destruction on beaches, and people harvesting their eggs.
The project is still in the early stages of development, which makes your contribution
highly meaningfull in growing the awareness of this highly endangered species.

Work
Your duties will vary depending on the time of conservation's work, so flexibility is
essential. During your placement your daily activities could include: (1) Workshop on
preserving the marine heritage; (2) Identifying different turtle species; (3) Collecting
eggs for monitoring nests; (4) Taking care the turtles breeding (feeding, cleaning, and
releasing the turtle); (5) Raising awareness to community about preserving the marine
heritage (School visit, cultural talk and workshop); (6) Clean up the beach.
Aims
(1) Raising awareness of the preservation of marine heritage (2) Hands on activity
related to turtle perservation (3) Empowering community lived around Wakatobi
archipelago.

Special
Remarks

Your travel to the meeting point might be quiet long, please prepare yourself and
bring your good stuff such as book or music tools to enjoy along the way. All your
long journey would be paid off once you arrived in the project site.

Location Wakatobi Island, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia
Accommod
ation The volunteers will stay with host family, food will be cooked by the volunteers.
Leisure
Time
Volunteer can visit some beatyfull beaches along the coast, see heritage sites, enjoy
the sunset on the hill, very possible to diving and snorkeling. Volunteers can also
spend the free time in the cafee.

Airport

Indonesia - Matahora Airport
*We suggest you to book the flight to Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta Airpot) first, than book
other flight from Jakarta to Matahora Airport.

Requireme
nts
We do expecting that volunteers are open minded, tolerant, respect the local custom
and culture, love to learn and share.

Meeting
Point Matahora Airport at 15:00 on the starting camp