Turtle Sanctuary Volunteering
Min: 5 Days
Start Date: Flexible
Min 10 people
Age: Min 17
Turtle is one of the marine creatures that decreases every year. This is caused by illegal hunting, turtle egg theft and damage to the marine ecosystem.
In Lombok itself, the fate or life of sea turtles is no less tragic than other turtles in other places. Excessive turtle egg hunting threatens the survival of turtle living in the future.
So, don’t be surprised, if one day our children and grandchildren will only see turtles in a storybook.
Then should we just be quiet?
In Lombok Hidden Trip, we care about the conservation of turtles and their habitat. In collaboration with the turtle observer community and Natural Resources Conservation Center, we support the breeding activities.
This program aims to give the experience of a new way of traveling in Lombok. Where the participants not only can enjoy the beauty of the island of Lombok but also could participate in conservation programs and turtle breeding education.
With the existence of this program and carried out continuously. Community groups are motivated and eager to preserve turtle life. And train them to run conservation tours independently.
Enjoy traveling and a fully dedicated social service on a small community in Lombok island to help care for sea turtles until they are ready to be released into the sea again!
- DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES
- PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- THE TASK
- TRAVEL & CULTURE HIGHLIGHT
- LOCATION PROGRAM
Participants who will join this program will be divided into 3 main groups, namely: Maintenance group, Facilities care group and Education group. Each group has duties and responsibilities as follows :
This group has the duty to:
- Record the number of eggs saved from fishermen
- Feed the baby turtles and adult turtles
- Change the pool water
- Cleaning the adult turtle’s shell
FACILITIES CARE GROUP
This group has the duty to:
- Perform maintenance and repairs the turtle breeding facilities.
- Repairs the turtle captive fences.
- Making information boards
- Clean and replace the hatching sand for baby turtles
This group has the duty to:
- Making educational materials about the danger of rubbish for the environment.
- Hold English class for youth and children
- Education about marine ecosystems
- Work intently with sea turtles
- Contribute English class for youth and children in the community
- Enjoy the culture, beaches and social learning while traveling
- Release rehabilitated turtles back into the sea
Your schedule will be like :
Day 1: Arrive at Lombok International Airport (LOP). You will be picked up by the team coordinator and transferred to Accommodation. Following lunch, you will receive a short briefing about the area.
Day 2: Following breakfast, Transfer from accommodation to turtle sanctuary. You will receive an introduction to the program from the Natural Resources Conservation Center of Lombok and begin to activity at the turtle sanctuary. After lunch, you will meet the head of the village, Turtle Sanctuary community leader. Transfer back to the accommodation, and following the dinner in the evening, you will discuss what solution you can give for the community.
Day 3: Following breakfast, transfer from accommodation to the turtle sanctuary. Continue the activity, Lunch, take a rest and in the afternoon ready for English class. Transfer back to the accommodation, and following the dinner, you will evaluate your activity.
Day 4: Following breakfast, transfer from accommodation to the turtle sanctuary. Continue the activity, Lunch, take a rest and in the afternoon ready for English class. Transfer back to the accommodation, and at Night you will have dinner in the night market.
Day 5: Rewarding activity at the turtle sanctuary. You will have the opportunity to release rehabilitated turtles back into the sea. Following Farewell to the Community, we continue with Lombok Culture Tour.
Day 6,: Beach relaxing in Gili Air. You get free time to enjoy and explore Gili Island. At Night we will have farewell dinner.
Day 7: Following breakfast, we will transfer you to Lombok International Airport. As the end of the program.
Please Note :
- This schedule is the regular schedule for our activity if you want to add more or less day. Please let us know at the beginning. Our team will happy to help you.
Daily tasks will include cleaning the tanks, scrubbing turtles, preparing food and feeding the turtles, making conservation awareness signs, Hold the English class for youth and children in the community.
Nesting season (May-October)
In addition to the regular tasks, volunteers will collect turtle eggs brought to the center from fishermen who have rescued them from being eaten or taken as pets illegally.
Hatching Season (45-75 days after nesting)
In addition to the regular tasks, volunteers will feed and treat the hatchlings until they are strong (8-12 months). Strong enough turtles will be released
- The activities and schedules can change at any time based on the needs of the program.
Please take note of this Activity minimum requirements:
- Good level of English
- Police clearance
- A genuine interest in turtles and conservation education
- Good level of physical fitness
- Flexible and open-minded
- Love traveling and social learning
There is plenty to do on Lombok, but we choose the best of the best for you. Lombok has a lot of beautiful hidden beaches that you can visit, release your bad energy with Yoga, Surfing and snorkeling or you can find yourself in the green terrace rise field.
Culture day (Highly Recommended):
During the program activity, we also have culture day, you will get a short lesson about Lombok dance and play gamelan. Visit Lombok Traditional village and Great Mosque in the Islamic Center.
- All activities in this program will be accompanied by the experts from the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of West Nusa Tenggara Province.
- This activity will involve community groups of turtle observers as a companion.
|Group Name||:||Kerabat Penyu Lombok|
|Number of active members||:||15 persons|
|Established||:||Since November 2015|
|Captivity area’s extensive||:||200 m2|
|Address||:||Kuranji Beach, Dusun Kuranji Dalam, Kota Mataram – Lombok – West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia.|
✓ Food (three meals a day)
✓ Airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ Transport to and from your work placement
✓ In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
✓ Emergency assistance from medical staff
✓ Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
✓ Certification of project completion
✓ A free cultural awareness course
✓ A free volunteering t-shirt
✓ Travel Insurance
✓ Flight Ticket
Lombok Hidden Trip
+62 853 3866 4782
Gang Sangihe No.8, Rembiga, Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.