Voluntary Work in the Seychelles – Tropical Island Conservation and Ecology

Country: Seychelles,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Organisation: NATUCATE

This voluntary project provides an opportunity to play an active role in nature conservation on an almost entirely uninhabited island in the Seychelles.

Sea Turtle Conservation in the Seychelles

North Island, your project location, is located at the heart of the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands. Snow-white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and bizarre granite formations shape the landscape. Experts call islands "laboratories for evolution", which explains why there are so many species on the isolated Seychelles. It wasn’t always like this though. Until the 70s, the island was used for intensive coconut plantations and native flora and fauna was under pressure from invasive species.

The purpose of the project is to use renaturation measures to restore the original ecosystem of the island. The work of reintroducing native species is already bearing fruit: Endangered Seychelles White-Eye and Seychelles Giant Tortoise populations have recovered to sustainable levels.

The responsibilities of volunteers on this project will vary depending on what is required to implement the necessary conservation measures. You will work in a team of experienced researchers devoted to protecting this area of natural beauty. Your work will focus on recording sea turtle populations. You will survey the beach on foot at regular intervals to monitor the growth of baby turtles and the population levels of the various endangered species. You will also be responsible for photographing the entire coral reef.

Your accommodation

Together with other volunteers you will live in volunteer houses near the employee village at the centre of the island. Each house has two twin bedrooms, a shared bathroom and lounge. You'll be provided with three meals a day in the staff canteen. Internet access (WiFi) is available at the research office for an hour a day, but only for e-mail purposes.The beach is reserved for project workers and has watersport equipment freely available. Your day off during the week is an opportunity to visit the main island of Mahé. The hour-long ferry trip is free for project workers.

  • Age limit: 18+
  • Start date:

2018: 01.01. | 15.01. | 29.01. | 12.02. | 26.02. | 12.03. | 26.03. | 09.04. | 23.04. | 07.05. | 21.05. | 04.06. | 18.06. | 02.07. | 16.07. | 30.07. | 13.08. | 27.08. | 10.09. | 24.09. | 08.10. | 22.10. | 05.11. | 19.11. | 03.12.

2019: 14.01. | 28.01. | 11.02. | 25.02. | 11.03. | 25.03. | 08.04. | 22.04. | 06.05. | 20.05. | 03.06. | 17.06. | 01.07. | 15.07. | 29.07. | 12.08. | 26.08. | 09.09. | 23.09. | 07.10. | 21.10. | 04.11. | 18.11. | 02.12.

  • Duration: 4/6/8/10/12 weeks
  • Project location: North Island / Seychelles
  • Accommodation: Houses on stilts with kitchen and bathroom for 4 to 6 people
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Suitable for: volunteer work, sabbatical
  • Certification: upon request

Services:

  • Placement in the project
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation during the project
  • All meals during the project
  • On-site orientation and project training
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7-support throughout the project

Fees:

  • Price for four weeks        2.520 EUR
  • Price for six weeks          3.420 EUR
  • Price for eight weeks       4.320 EUR
  • Price for ten weeks          5.300 EUR
  • Price for twelve weeks     6.200 EUR

 

Important information about the organisation

This project involves working with a renowned nature conservation organisation. The heads of the project have a significant amount of experience in the field of nature conservation and will be available to mentor you. In addition to observing rare and endangered species, you will also be helping to save them!

 

Contact Details

Address:

NATUCATE


Telephone 1: (+49) 241-91 99 43 57

Website: http://www.natucate.com/en/volunteer-abroad/seychelles/

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