The health of an ecosystem is maintained by its plants and animals. When species become endangered, it is a sign of an ecosystem’s imbalance. This balance is difficult to maintain: the loss of one species often triggers the loss of others. When grey wolves were hunted...
Hi! My name is Kieran. I am 22 years old, and from London. At the time of this writing this, I am 1 and a half weeks into my 4 week volunteering course - here at Curieuse Island in the Seychelles. Everyday there has been something new and it has been a whole lot of...
People always say you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when significant events happen - well I remember very clearly hearing the news of Lah Lah’s birth. I was in the forest at the time, seeing her big sister Lulu and playmate Dee Dee, when I...
Once a month new Volunteers arrive on Curieuse Island and this week it was intake. I, personally, was super exited to meet the new group, who was called the ‘most diverse group’ to come to Curieuse. After a big camp clean and half of a day waiting for them, I was not...
As part of GVI’s conservation strategy, we regularly partake in various surveys throughout each week. One of the most common surveys involves hiking to beaches nearby (which are all absolutely stunning) to look for turtle tracks. Once we came across tracks, we would...
Volunteering with wildlife presents many opportunities to learn new skills, participate in scientific research, and make an impact along the way. Living on a GVI program base is an exciting opportunity to connect with wildlife. There is no need for prior experience....
Contained within the recently published GVI Impact & Ethics Report are numerous stories of success from GVI programs across the globe. Hearing the stories of the real impact GVI has in these locations is a source of inspiration for all of us. The insights provided...
Admire the big cats, from the king of beasts to the shy and elusive. Spend time learning conservation skills and capturing images of endangered wildlife. Have you already seen all the National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries on Netflix? Ever looked at...
The only growing cheetah population is in South Africa. GVI is working to support the conservation of these cats through research carried out with the help of volunteers. Watching the world’s fastest land mammal take down its prey is an incredible sight. If you’re...
When thinking about choosing a volunteering trip I weighed up my options before deciding on GVI. Once I had the trip sorted and was planning what I thought I would be doing, I had no idea what would await me. All of my family and friends were asking and I really...
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