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Marine Turtle Conservation and Research

in the Northern Territory, Australia

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It is with heavy hearts and with our volunteer’s best interest in mind, the AusTurtle Inc. Management Committee have cancelled the 2020 Bare Sand Island Research Camps.

The cancellation is extremely disappointing, but we believe it is the only sensible course of action given the situation facing us all. This decision has not been made lightly and it is the first year in 24 that we will not be running research camps on the island.

With the current trajectory of COVID-19, the tightening of people’s movements and the reduction of domestic flights (especially with so many of our volunteers, camp leaders and camp assistants coming from interstate), the committee has decided that the cancellation of this year’s research camps is the best and safest option for everyone.

We hope in making this decision in a timely manner will assist you in gaining any refunds or credits that you have incurred already.

To those that has already booked a place, you will be getting a full refund (minus the 50c ticket fee and the $11.38 processing fee as they’re fees from TryBooking that we are unable to refund).

If anything changes between now and the research camps, we will let you know.

We are also cancelling the Fundraising Dinners to be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July. If the situation improves to allow us to hold the dinners, we will let you know via email and our social media accounts.

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.




Photo Credit: Peter Jackson


Marine Turtle Research Camps on Bare Sand Island

For more details of the organisation please contact us at:


AusTurtle Inc.
PO Box 34U
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory 0815


Ph. +61 438 192 507

©2019 by AusTurtle Inc.

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