Coral Reef Restoration

Role Overview

As the coral reef restoration volunteer, you will contribute to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor coral reef health. The data collected will help guide the environmental planning of this protected area. This will include:

  • Coral reef monitoring
  • Coral gardening.
  • Fish & seagrass surveying.
  • Lionfish monitoring and capture.

Volunteers will snorkel to conduct this work, with the exception of the coral gardening and lionfish monitoring, which will require volunteers to scuba dive (certification required). 

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to conduct sea turtle monitoring on a nesting beach near Cocodrilo during sea turtle season (May-October).

Requirements

Coral Tree
  • Intermediate level of Spanish.
  • A genuine passion for animal conservation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution
  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.
  • Ability to independently collect and register data.
  • Must be an experienced snorkeler, or a certified diver if you plan on diving.

Accommodation Terms, Durations & Fees

Please contact jamie@ioi.ngo to learn more!