Mahe and Curieuse
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,...
Hi, my name is Luca, and I’m one of the volunteers studying at Cap Ternay. I’ll be talking a little bit about what our main work is while on base. Depending on how long one is staying on base, volunteers are assigned different survey groups. Generally,...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Some days can be very exciting at Camp Curieuse. Take this past Wednesday for instance. After a long morning doing beach profiling and turtle nest excavation at Grande Anse, we trekked out again at 5:00 pm to go ‘sharking’
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...
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