Day 40 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 40 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Volunteer for the Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Volunteer work starts in late February preparing everything for nesting season and goes throughout September when the last turtles hatch. The peak of turtle activity generally takes place in June and July. Turtles don't have any natural predators, but coastal development puts in danger their existence. Artificial lights can disorient the nesting females and hatchlings, not allowing them to return safetly to sea. Sea turtles are also hunted for their eggs, meat and their shells. Conservation efforts are necessary to protect these endagered species.