Volunteers of the association for about a year and a half, Eric and Patrick come to the Sea turtle care center once or twice a week to help our team members.
Their days begin with a tour of the turtle pond to check the health conditions of the animals. This continues with the preparation of their food and the cleaning of the nurseries to ensure that no harmful elements are present. Finally, our volunteers feed the sea turtles and clean the equipment. They also take notes on their appetite and their evolution.
We thank Eric and Patrick for their invaluable commitment. Your help is precious! We also thank all the volunteers of the association who have contributed to its mission for almost 15 years.
Note: To be a volunteer of the association and be authorized to enter in contact with this protected species, it is necessary to have been on the French Polynesia territory for over a year and to be staying for a minimum of 1 year, to speak French and to be available for one day a week at least. Volunteers must also follow a strict training on animal handling and the hygiene rules they need to follow.
* Authorization granted by the Directorate for the Environment of French Polynesia (DIREN).