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Who: Global Vision International (GVI)
Where: Curieuse Island, Seychelles
Focus: Lemon shark and green and hawksbill turtle conservation
When: All year round
Duration: 2 to 12 weeks
Suitability: Over 18s
Cost: 2 weeks from GPB 2245
The price per week gets cheaper the longer you stay.
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As a volunteer, you will:
- Rotate between the 2 key conservation projects within the Curieuse Island National Park – lemon sharks and turtles.
- Track down lemon shark pups in mangrove forests in order to gather valuable data pertaining to population and growth rates on the elusive under-studied species.
- Patrol the beaches to study the nesting success and habits of both hawksbill and green turtles on the island.
- In conjunction with the Seychelles National Parks Authority, get involved in various educational campaigns and activities including mangrove replanting, endemic flora re-vegetation, beach clean ups and environmental education classes.
- Work alongside knowledgeable and dedicated national partners and get an invaluable insight into the life and work of conservationists.
- Receive a conservation certificate and summary of training and experience received.
Before Departure: Volunteers must complete their field training online, 8 weeks before departure. This is in order to maximise the time spent in the field. The training includes:
- Pre-departure Orientation (1 hour)
- Program Specific Training (1 – 5 hours)
- Marine Conservation course (10 – 15 hours) – optional
Internships are available. All interns are required to complete the marine conservation online course, as well as a leadership and careers course. Get in touch below to find out more.
Accommodation: Remote research station on a beautiful island.
Sleeping: Small huts with other volunteers in a dormitory-style set up. Camp duties are done on a rotational basis.
Working week: Monday to Friday with weekends free.
Support: 24-hour emergency phone, 24-hour in-country support.
Transport: Airport pick up included
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