Island Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Location: Seychelles: Victoria

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round

https://www.gvi.co.uk/

1 Emperor Way Exeter Business Park Exeter Devon, EX1 3QS Exeter, Devon 02110 United Kingdom

Call Us

Phone: +1 888 653 6028

Fax: +1 617 674 2109

Description

Travel to Curieuse, an island surrounded by the Curieuse Marine National Park, where you can join in conservation activities to protect green sea turtle hatchlings, study the hawksbill sea turtle’s nesting behavior, and collect data on sickle fin lemon sharks for an active catch-and-release project.

Learn directly from experienced conservationists on how to conduct beach profiling surveys to combat coastal erosion, tag and track lemon sharks to record their growth rate, and collect sea-turtle shell measurements to determine the age and size of the turtles. You’ll be directly contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 15: Life on Land.

In your free time, you could visit nearby islands, snorkel in warm clear waters, hike to access panoramic views, and meet people of varying nationalities.

To be an eligible volunteer, you will need to:
- Be able to swim and be physically fit
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Have a strong interest in wildlife and conservation
- Be very enthusiastic, adventurous, have a good sense of humour and respectful of the host country's environment and culture

Highlights

Living in one of the most visually stunning countries in the world, working alongside local partner staff, swimming in the Indian Ocean at the end of hard days work, exploring the other islands of the Seychelles, enjoying snorkelling and seeing turtles in the water, trying a fun dive, looking out for incredible 'mega-fauna' in the area, such as whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins from the boat; exploring National Parks, visiting breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle, and endangered giant tortoises; having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Travel Types
  • Eco Tours
  • Nature Tours
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Trekking
Qualifications

Skills Required:

Volunteers will need to be able to swim and be physically fit. Everyone must be able to work as part of a team and have a strong interest in wildlife and conservation. Participants must also be very enthusiastic, adventurous, have a good sense of humour and be respectful of the host country's environment and culture.

Training and Qualifications:

GVI supplies a comprehensive training program to provide you with all the skills necessary for expedition life, and to allow us to ensure you are fully able to contribute to the various projects. Training will include subjects such as first aid, survey techniques, species identification and data collation.

There is the option to take an additional formal qualification on Biological Survey Techniques upon this program.

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

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Credit Available

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Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Tree Planting
  • Marine Conservation
  • Parks
  • Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Cooking
  • Conservation
  • Public Health
  • Business
  • Building & Construction Projects
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Seychelles

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 weeks
Year Founded

1998

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