- Departs from:
Lot 642 Cable Beach Road Broome 6725 WA
ph:+618 9335 2777
- Departure time:
Easy to Moderate.
Flatback turtles are listed as 'Vulnerable' in Western Australia and under the AUstralian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and data deficient by the INternational union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Turtles are threatened by habitat loss, oceanic pollution, climate change and the wildlife trade, among other fgactors. The data gained from the Eco Beach research contributes to data the IUCN need to determine the status and management needs of Flatback turtles, which are the only sea turtles that occur mainly within the Australian continental shelf.
Day 1. Broome - Eco Beach (LD)
Broome and hotel pick uop. Travel to our stunning base for the next few days - Eco Beach Resort. Overlooking a beautiful beach, and turtle nesting ground, the resort has received Advanced Eco Certification for its sustainable lodge operations. Time to relax, maybe take a dip in the infinity pool, before a talk on flatback turtles and the monitoring program. Dinner and evening beach walk alongside out experienced guides in search in nesting flatback turtles.
Day 2. Eco Beach - Local Aboriginal Cultural Tour - Turtle Experience
Breakfast and cultural tour with our local Aboriginal guide. This tour provides out guests with arguably the most unique and incredible aboriginal insights into the Yardoogara land and cultures.
In the evening just before the high tide, we walk the beach in search of nesting flatback turtles. Our guides Steve and Anne will share their expertise and insights into the turtle nesting behaviours, false crawls, egg chambers, sand temperatures, egg incubation periods and hatchlings. (BD - snacks will be available to make a light self serve lunch)
Days 3 - 5. Eco Beach - Turtle Activity
Optional morning beach patrol in search of turtle nests and tracks. During the day enjoy the resort's facilities, or relax taking in the endless coastal views at the infinity pool. Evening beach walk in search of nesting flatback turtles and turtle monitoring. (BD - snacks will be available to make a light self serve lunch)
Day 6. Eco Beach - Broome (B)
Leisurely breakfast before our departure back to Broome. Approximate return time to Broome hotel or airport is 12 noon
Departs Broome: 12.30pm
Returns Day 4 at approximately 12 noon to Broome accommodation or airport
Eco Tent Accommodation
Spacious safari-style eco tents with private bathroom facilities. Eco tent accommodation is not air conditioned, however fans are provided. Garden view tents provide views of resort grounds and bushland. Ocean view tents have partial ocean views and higher elevations.
Eco Villa Accommodation
Each villa has one bedroom with a king sized bed or two single beds. The Villa's are air conditioned and have a spacious open plan living room provides space to relax Garden view villa’s have views of resort grounds and bushland. Ocean view villa’s have partial ocean views and higher elevations. For images click here.
Join this project
23rd to 28th November 2017
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from $1380 for 1 week
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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