Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles contribute to priority conservation projects
Overview of the tasks and time commitment needed from the participant. For the Wildlife Conservation Expedition, volunteers will focus on several key conservation efforts within and around the Curieuse Island National Park. Volunteers may be involved in the following:
- Turtle surveys (Sept-Mar) involving beach patrols and monitoring of nests. In water snorkeling may also be done.
- Coco de Mer surveys which record information on male/female species. Volunteers visit Valle de Mer on Praslin island and get the chance to meet Chris Kaiser, consultantand researcher of the endemic species.
- Giant Tortoise census of the population living on Curieuse. These animals are hunted and eggs taken to either eat or sell on as pets. Volunteers get involved in assisting rangers with tracking and monitoring as well as the counting of any new nests and eggs laid.
- Mangrove census in an attempt to rehabilitate the plantations destroyed in the 2004 Tsunami.
- Volunteers conduct bird surveys during hikes around the island, using both sight and sound surveying methodologies.
Health and safety (site specific health and safety information).
A change of environment, climate, food and lifestyle often results in minor, and occasionally more serious, illness. Please inform staff if you feel unwell at any time. The nearest medical facilities are located Victoria on Mahé Island. We have emergency procedures for all foreseeable events, the staff are first aid trained and you will receive a safety briefing on arrival. We have a small safe on base for money and passports. The biggest risks result from weather related hazards.