Mahe and Curieuse
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+...
Tortoising Around Blog by Ashley It is already my second week here on Curieuse Island and the time seems to be flying by. Right now there are eight volunteers as well as three staff members. GVI does many important surveys and as you can imagine we are quite busy! So...
Taking the step toward making an impact with GVI is a big commitment. It requires a large time, emotional and financial investment that is not often made casually or on the spur of the moment. Many participants will spend months speaking with GVI Enrolment Managers...
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...
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