Mahe and Curieuse
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
Last week we restarted our special Coco de Mer surveys! We have already admired some examples of the Coco de Mer palms, which are endemic to Praslin and Curieuse, in the Vallee de Mai National Park on Praslin. We now have the chance to investigate these incredible...
Even a month and a half into my time here I still find myself doing new things all the time. Last week we were surprised with a project assisting the rangers in cutting back the invasive vegetation along the south side of Curieuse. In an effort to accommodate the...
Chasing shoals of Stripped Surgeonfish and Sea Bream, they dart through the rocks and into crevices faster than you can move, but that’s half the fun. Every time your head turns there is something new to see; you’re enveloped in this world of flashing colour and...
Last week we restarted our special Coco de Mer surveys! After we had already admired some examples of Coco de Mer palms, which are endemic to Praslin and Curieuse, in the Vallee de Mai National Park on Praslin we now have the chance of investigating those incredible...
My name is Lasse Jensen from Denmark, and I’ve been travelling for almost 5 months. I’ve been though a lot of different volunteer projects in Africa like Zimbabwe lion/horse project, Namibia rescue centre in Na”ku”se, South Africa in Gansbaai for The great white...
This weekend a group of 7 of us decided to visit Cousin Island; an Island just off Praslin and a nature reserve for turtles, the Giant Tortoise, and several species of rare and endemic birds. Having heard so much about the ground nesting birds and how close you can...
The thing that influenced me most about coming to Curieuse was the prospect of contributing to important research on the critically endangered hawksbill turtles. I had done my research on GVI before coming and was really looking forward to helping an important...
Imagine you have spent a week that borders on eternity toiling in some of the most arduous conditions known to man. Now imagine you are diving two times a day in a tropical paradise, in beautiful clear waters. Either way a trip to a secluded natural waterfall sounds...
As my time in Curieuse and the Seychelles comes to an end, a fellow volunteer asked me what I would miss most after I have left. Whilst I hadn’t really thought about it before, I knew the answer instantly – The Aldabra Giant Tortoises. These massive, friendly reptiles...
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