Blue Lagoon and Coral Reef Monitoring Volunteer Programme, Mauritius

Country: Mauritius,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation, IT & Journalism, Teaching & Education,
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects

Become a marine conservation volunteer on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring volunteer programme. You can volunteer and intern in Mauritius for between 1 week and 12 weeks all throughout the year.

Marine conservation volunteers work alongside a Mauritian Non Governmental Organisation whose objectives are to preserve the natural resources from the threat of pollution and destruction due to inconsiderate development and lack of awareness on the island of Mauritius.  The Blue Lagoon and Coral Reef Monitoring programme focuses on the protection, preservation and restoration of the marine and coastal environment for the region of Blue Bay and Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius.

Volunteers are involved in the monitoring of the reef in the Blue Bay Marine Park and in the Pointe d'Esney Lagoon. The range of projects include:

  • Lagoon Monitoring (coral and fish monitoring and recording all human activities which take place within the lagoon);
  • Beach and Mangrove Cleaning and Monitoring;
  • Providing a number of actions to build local community support (questionnaire survey, events, in-school  lessons for children).

The main area of study will take place within both the Blue Bay Marine Park and the Pointe d’Esny Lagoon. Both areas offer an exciting array of marine species, with as many as 38 species of coral and 72 species of fish been identified within the marine park. However, decades of neglect from illegal fishing, destructive fishing methods, high amounts of tourism and pollutant run off has put increased pressure on the coral reefs around Mauritius. We need your help in aiding the recovery and sustainability of these beautiful reefs.  We also offer long term internship programmes too.

 

Contact Details

Address:

The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm

Kingston Road

Lewes

BN7 3ND


Telephone 1: +44 1273 479 047

Website: http://www.workingabroad.com/projects/blue-lagoon-and-coral-reef-monitoring-volunteer-programme-mauritius

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