Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica: Tortuguero

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2017,2018,Year Round


1 Emperor Way Exeter Business Park Exeter Devon, EX1 3QS Exeter, Devon 02110 United Kingdom

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Phone: +1 888 653 6028

Fax: +1 617 674 2109


Take part in this wildlife conservation expedition and be an active member of GVI's research team in the Costa Rican rainforest. Work on a variety of long-term terrestrial, marine conservation and community education projects. Help conduct turtle population surveys, jaguar predation surveys, jaguar and other mammal camera trapping, and mammal and bird studies. You can also teach English and environmental education in the local communities.

How this program makes a difference:

The Costa Rica expedition has had direct results including decreasing the rate of poaching marine turtles and eggs, and increasing the understanding of jaguar predation of turtles in Tortuguero National Park.


* Live and work at the biological research station
* Learn a range of surveying techniques for wildlife research
* See prime turtle nesting beaches for green and leatherback turtles
* Participate in Jaguar surveys
* Canoe down tranquil jungle waterways
* Climb the Cerro Tortuguero jungle trail
* Teach English to local children and adults
* Assist with environmental education programs

Travel Types
  • Nature Tours
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Tours
  • Trekking
  • Eco Tours

* College Credit
Colleges throughout North America have granted college credit for GVI Expeditions. Consult the College Credit page in the resources section of the GVI website for more information

* Internships and Field Work
By participating in a 10 week expedition you will be eligible to apply for an Internship or Job working in the field with GVI

  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

The volunteer contribution includes all your food, accommodation and project equipment.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Tree Planting
  • Marine Conservation
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Biological Research
Typical Volunteer
There is no typical volunteer, all GVI volunteers are enthusiastic and respectful of their host country's culture and environment.
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Participants Travel to Costa Rica


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 weeks
Year Founded