Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
Floating through the temperate waters of one of GVI’s multiple marine conservation project locations, discover the incredibly vivid life under the sea. Swim alongside green sea turtles, and watch as seahorses look after their young in coral reefs. Whether you are...
Original photo: Marketa 'Tis the season for giving, so why not pay it forward? Instead of buying another pair of socks for dad, spread some of that Christmas cheer to people in far-flung corners of the world. Charity Christmas gifts give you the opportunity to support...
“Coral surveys are by far one of my favorite ways to kick off the day. I could spend hours in the warm, gorgeous waters of the Andaman Sea, and every survey site we visit is unique. In the wake of widespread pollution, climate change, and rising ocean temperatures it is evermore important that we commit special attention to the oceans’ coral reef habitats. Coral reefs are not only beautiful, they are the hubs for a great variety of marine life. They are the busy, beating heart of the oceans, drumming with diversity, eco-systems, food chains, shelter, survival, and new life.”
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.
Anyone who visits a local store or market will understand why Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic. Drinking bottled water is the norm, and each purchase is accompanied by the offer of countless plastic bags and straws. Government figures show that the country uses 4.4 billion plastic bottles and 7.3 billion plastic bags per year, and about 1.03 million tonnes of this waste ends up in the ocean each year.
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...
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
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