COFIB is looking for volunteers to monitor a nest in Cala Millor, where a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) laid 82 eggs on July 7th.
The process will be the same as for the nest on Can Pere Antoni Beach, which has been monitored since June 7th: a team of volunteers will work in shifts to monitor the nest over the hatching period, in order to detect the first hatchlings.
The team of volunteers will need to take morning, afternoon and night shifts to cover 24-hour surveillance of the nest.
The protocol should be followed during all shifts to monitor turtle hatchings and to act appropriately when that happens. Volunteers will also respond to people who approach with questions about the nest.
The team will need to cover the period from August 28th to September 15th (approximately), although not all individual participants need to be available for the entire two weeks.
Would you like to take part?
If you are interested, send an email with your full name and phone number to email@example.com before August 17th.
Conditions for participation:
- You must be at least 18
- Attendance at the training session on August 21st at Sa Coma Library is obligatory (choose either the 12:30pm or 5pm sessions).
- Be available to cover a minimum of 5 surveillance shifts.
- No experience or previous training is required.
Volunteers will be covered by volunteer insurance and will receive an volunteer t-shirt.