This coming season Naucrates team will work on finding answers to Does the amount of marine debris stranded on the beach affect the sea turtle nesting ground?
While evaluating, we will involve guest, volunteers, children, tourists in beach cleaning events and collecting marine debris. A station will be set up near Naucrates camp, where the evaluation of the amount of debris will be recorded and where we will create a Turtle Sculpture of collected items.
The sculpture will be a big adult, turtle mother, then children will make up to 100 baby turtles, which represent the number of eggs laid in one nest!
Each child that visits or joins volunteering with us can make one, until we reach 100. The sculpture will be placed in the Community Conservation Center at Lions village in memory of Pipap, our beloved friend and long term staff member.
There is an amazing opportunity to learn and experience conservation through fieldwork on a remote island where mass tourism has not been developed yet.
Naucrates Conservation project is running a project more than a decade, we have established a good relationship with the local community and with local bungalow owners. We have an amazing campbase, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset everyday.
You will follow a scientific and conservation research programme coordinated by project staff. You will monitor beaches (15 km) on Phra Thong and Ra Islands during early morning and during a day.
You will also conduct behavioral observation on turtles feeding in water during the days and monitor nest hatching during night.
Additional activities may be planned for the period of your stay like the reef survey which consists of snorkeling along transects, taking care of garden or restoring the Community Conservation Center with new coat of paint, beach cleaning, fund raising, planting etc..
You don’t need to have any experience on these activities as training will be given to volunteers on their arrival.
During your free time you can enjoy the local community, read a book under a palm tree, have a Thai massage, swim, canoe in the mangrove, do yoga, visit Ko Surin national Park and much more.
Minimum time for volunteering is 2 weeks, but you can join us for a longer period also. For more details contact us.