Mahe and Curieuse
Hi All, My name is Katherine, travelling and diving has always been a passion. I recently graduated from University and I wanted a bit of a break before finding a job . After reading up on GVI this programme ticked all the boxes, so here I am in sunny Seychelles. I am...
A swift and steady pace we take To make it to the mangrove planks Donning nets and gadgets: gear galore! We shuffle ‘round about the shore. Warm water laps against our knees And we need speak in only whispers As we wait quietly in the murky blue pond. We spoke as we...
Last week we restarted our special Coco de Mer surveys! We have already admired some examples of the Coco de Mer palms, which are endemic to Praslin and Curieuse, in the Vallee de Mai National Park on Praslin. We now have the chance to investigate these incredible...
Even a month and a half into my time here I still find myself doing new things all the time. Last week we were surprised with a project assisting the rangers in cutting back the invasive vegetation along the south side of Curieuse. In an effort to accommodate the...
Chasing shoals of Stripped Surgeonfish and Sea Bream, they dart through the rocks and into crevices faster than you can move, but that’s half the fun. Every time your head turns there is something new to see; you’re enveloped in this world of flashing colour and...
Finding home: The first acoustic tagging of a sicklefin lemon shark at Curieuse Marine National Park, Seychelles.
This February, the team at Curieuse Marine National Park began an exciting and important mission: to determine where the juvenile sicklefin lemon sharks of Curieuse call home. Understanding the critical habitat of a species is vital to any conservation efforts and...
GVI Curieuse has a long standing relationship with the Terrestrial Restoration Action Society of Seychelles (TRASS). It is a local voluntary organisation based on the neighouring island of Praslin. Its main aim is to rehabilitate areas of degraded mountainside, by...
The alarm clock woke us all at 5:45, far too early for a weekend morning. After a quick communal breakfast all base volunteers started the long walk to the nearest bus station in Port Launay. Once there, we caught a bus to Sans Souci, where we met a local friend of a...
Like most days, we started our morning with a delicious breakfast which always give us enough strength for whatever may come…at least till lunchtime. Our Trustworthy boat, called Dexter took us to Praslin, the Island on which the Vallée De Mai National park has its...
After arriving at 7am in the morning at the 4th of March, I was really tired from the night flight and I got into my new bed for the first time for the next 4 weeks. After a short power nap the other ‘Newbies’ arrived and I met them on the base. So the week started...
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