Mahe and Curieuse
True or false? Sicklefin lemon sharks rigorously and persistently defend themselves when provoked. Together, we’ll deep dive into the world of this threatened species. While submerged, we’ll learn interesting facts about them and their habitats. Are sicklefin lemon...
Here around Mahé we have multiple wrecks at various depths and they are something for everyone from diving beginner to depth junkie. Whilst obviously being of anthropogenic nature, the wrecks harbour an incredible amount of marine life from schools of fish seeking...
Original photo: Joost Rooijmans You’ve just had the most incredible wildlife encounter of your life: A lion roaring right next to your vehicle. Other than amazing experiences with wildlife, here are four other reasons why it’s great to volunteer in wildlife...
Original photo: CIPE More than 35% of the world’s mangroves have disappeared, making mangrove forests one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Compelling reasons to protect these habitats have surfaced in recent years as we begin to understand more about...
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...
Having completed a two month internship on Curieuse last August I decided to return this month as a volunteer – why? To coincide better with the height of both the turtle nesting season and the lemon shark pupping season. Although last year gave me the opportunity to...
It was the first time we walked the path, so we stopped a lot to look at different things and to check out the view. It’s so beautiful here, you can’t really imagine if you haven’t been here yourself. We arrived to the beach and began to look if there were any turtles that were up on the beach at that time.
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...
On an island far, far away, there was a baby tortoise. Her name was Vala. She woke up and didn’t know where she was. She was cold and scared and wanted her mama. She wandered along through some grass for a bit and suddenly there was a skink in front of her. Vala was...
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,...
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