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Travel to Curieuse Island and join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles. Take part in critical research and conservation research within a national park and help support the creation of conservation policies. Live amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world as you work with endemic flora and fauna while also contributing towards the long-term survival of endangered species.

Seasonal – turtle surveys run from September until March

Outside the seaon, the progam will shift focus on to Coco de Mer and Mangrove surveys, although volunteers may still do in water turtle surveys/giant tortoise they just want partake in beach patrols/nesting surveys.
  • Turtle Nesting – take long walks on the beach looking for turtle/tracks. Volunteers will make notes on size, species, nest, carapace and identify markings of turtles spotted.
  • During the end of the nesting season when the hatching season is starting volunteers may be involved in nest excavation and rescuing stragglers.
  • Coco de Mer are endemic to the Seychelles and volunteers may record information on male/female species.
  •  A population of Giant Tortoise live on Curieuse, they are hunted and eggs taken to either eat or sell on as pets etc. The population is carefully guarded especially the babies! When a giant tortoise “escapes” the local rangers take the volunteers looking for them, tracking them and counting any new nests and eggs laid.
  • Mangroves on Curieuse were virtually destroyed during 2004 Tsunami. Volunteers will learn about 6 of 7 mangrove species on Curieuse and how to identify them to record useful data.
  • Seasonal (September to February) lemon shark tagging project

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member and volunteer
    • Assist on priority conservation projects
    • You will work with an abundance of flora and fauna whilst living the island life, surrounded by the striking azure waters of the marine park

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Continuous Support
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Project Materials

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Tours
  • Language Instruction