Mahe and Curieuse
Finding the last Tortoises At last count there were 130 tortoises on the island of Curieuse. The GVI team conducts a census to get an idea of population growth and health of the tortoises, once a year over a period of six months with the 30th of September being the...
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 base....
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....
Q: How do you find the biggest Giant Tortoise on the Island? A: You don’t, instead you find a new tortoise altogether!
It has come to the end of the 2017 Curieuse Giant Tortoise census so the last few weeks have been busy trying to find the last few tortoises still unaccounted for. One major focus of these searches has been the hunt for MacGregor, the biggest tortoise of them all....
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