Mahe and Curieuse
Seychelles. A haven of 115 islands surrounded by white sand beaches, and topaz waters suffused with marine life. It’s known to be beautiful. But what more does this archipelago have to offer? Read ahead to see GVI’s list of five unique Seychelles facts you may not...
Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Spend your summer holidays, gap year or sabbatical making a long-term difference to endangered species around the world. With climate change, loss of habitat, and the illegal wildlife trade, animals around the world face...
Twenty years ago when you volunteered abroad, you didn't have to think about being "present". Without social media and smartphones, there wasn't much of an alternative. Fast forward to present day and it's hard to find someone who isn't wheeling a selfie stick,...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Finding the last Tortoises At last count there were 130 tortoises on the island of Curieuse. The GVI team conducts a census to get an idea of population growth and health of the tortoises, once a year over a period of six months with the 30th of September being the...
Do you love sea turtles? Are you concerned about them being endangered and want to learn what can be done about it? Marine environments are incredibly fragile, and the sea life that depends on it for survival is increasingly threatened by pollution, human development,...
Weekends on Base Saturdays are the end of the weekend here at Cap Ternay and spending it in a hammock or chilling on the beach just didn’t quite cut it last week. A few of us decided to go snorkeling at “Back Beach”, the southward facing beach at the back of our...
Photo: James H. You might know that sharks grow tens of thousands of teeth in their lifetimes, but did you know that the health of the oceans depends upon these giant fish? Most people have a primal fear of deep water: something that seems only too natural...
Explore underwater worlds and sea-based careers with one of GVI’s PADI Divemaster internships. Dive into a marine career by becoming a PADI Divemaster. Getting this certification as you carry out an internship in marine conservation in some of the most spectacular...
As the saying goes: ‘Expect the best, plan for the worst’. Cliched or not, we take it to heart. This tenet is at the core of how GVI operates when it comes to promoting the health and safety of our participants, staff, and local community members at all of our 20+...
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