The sea turtle conservation volunteer program in Panama seeks to improve and diminish the negative impact created by the lack of awareness and care of this marine species and the environment that surrounds them. Join us in helping protect the sea turtles in Playa Venao.
Help us monitor the beach for new nesting sites. Daily morning patrols available during the nesting season. If a nest is identified we will either build a temporary shelter around the nest or relocate it to our nursery.
Join us to learn more about the Tortugas Playa Venao and ways to get involved. Workshops will be held at partner hotels in the local area. Contact us for information on the next workshop.
Current data shows less than 400 turtles have made it down to the ocean in the past year at natural nest sites. In some cases, we’ve reported as many as 7 nests laid in one night but all have fallen to poachers, dogs, and tractors on the beach. Help us relocate the nests to safety at our nursery,
Nursery & Hatchary
Help us operate our nursery at Surf Dojo / Eco Venao. So far this season, we have collected and relocated over 5,100 eggs and half are still awaiting to hatch. As many as 300 babies are released in a single night.
Nursery Volunteer Programs
Help us construct and manage the sea turtle nursery. Long-term volunteer opportunities available for marine biologists, including discounted accommodation packagess at Selina Playa Venao.