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Fiji Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation

This project is designed to create awareness about the turtle species endangered which need our attention. The project helps in the conservation of these turtles and the marine life. 

Location

The Turtle Conservation project is in Sigatoka, a perfect location, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the Southeast Coast of Viti Levu just an hour and half drive from Nadi & 3 hours from Suva. 

Sigatoka lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Offering lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls at your back door and a beach looking across to Beqa Island which is world famous for fire walking.

 

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You will be working with an experienced local team throughout your project in Sigatoka. You will be helping them with day to day activities in the turtle conservation centre and will experience the beauty of the beaches in this beautiful island of Sigatoka.


This incredible Turtle Conservation project also works with a local Marine & Turtle Information centre where local students can come and visit and learn about marine life. They also will care for injured turtles and then be released back into the wild once strong enough.

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The project is in its early stages and you will work alongside a local team and help protect the endangered sea turtles of Fiji. You will contribute to conserve the turtles by working at our turtle conservation centre. Depending on the time of the year since turtles do not nest all year round, you may be identifying turtle’s species, collecting eggs, monitoring nests or seeing hatchlings get safely to sea.

 

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The Accommodation

Participants will stay at our centre which is located in Sigatoka area, yet can vary depending on the project, Participants will stay at our centre which is dorm style with an own bathroom. There are refrigerators at the accommodation. 

Yes there is Wi-Fi! 

There are also laundry facilities but as an extra charge.

Food Arrangements

We serve breakfast and dinner at the normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

Meals are included - Three meals per day during weekdays and two per day on weekends and public holidays. (Most volunteers go out together for lunch on weekends) 

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 Arrival 

Pick ups are every Sunday 

Our transfer coordinator meets you at the meeting point upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to the bus station and then further on to our accommodation in Sigatoka. You will be met by a staff in the arrivals area with a sign with your name on it.

Week 1: Introduction Week

The best way to embrace Fiji is in Sigatoka, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Fiji. During this week we will explain the do’s and don’ts regarding safety and transport.

Monday to Friday

Highlights:

● Introduction regarding the culture and people of Fiji

● Sessions on safety, transport, and do’s and don’ts

● Sigatoka town and the village

● Attend a weaving class

● Attend a class to learn Fijian language and Fijian cooking

● Experience a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony called “Kava Ceremony.”

● Make friends around the world! - take part in our cultural exchange session where you share your culture with the fellow participants

● Visit the turtle placement site and get to know what you'll be doing for the rest of your time. 


 Week 2 + 

After breakfast you will be introduced about the turtles than you will start feeding the turtles, cleaning their tanks and collecting seaweed. You will also take part in cleaning the beaches to make sure it is safe from any pollution.

The minimum stay at the project is one week - however you can stay as longer. 

 

 Depature  

You can either transfer to another project in Fiji, otherwise we can help you organise other options if you'd like to extend your time in the beautiful islands of Fiji. 

Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, we have found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station and allow them to make their own way; whether it is to do more travelling or return to the airport. We do not cover your transfer costs to the airport. Assistance will be given when departing & you'll most likely be with other volunteers departing to the airport. 

 

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