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How can you get involved in sea turtle conservation in Phang Nga, Thailand?

How can you get involved in sea turtle conservation in Phang Nga, Thailand?

Experience Thailand’s sublime beaches a little differently. As an intern or volunteer with GVI, you can take a hands-on approach to sea turtle conservation in the coastal area of Phang Nga.  Thailand’s beaches aren’t just popular with tourists — they are important...

Running into Immersion

Running into Immersion

It’s the end of week 4 here in Thailand for DukeEngage, and it has been another fulfilling week of service. We started the week with some tasks to help the Thai navy and their conservation program. As a team, we created 12 recycling receptacles out of repurposed...

Turtle Tanks and Karaoke!

Turtle Tanks and Karaoke!

  When our bodies travel across the globe, among many challenges it comes that one of adapting to a new location. GVI Phang Nga welcomed 16 students from Duke University and they didn't take long to make Thailand feel like home. Because home is where we find...

Stunning Snorkelling: Coral Reef Surveys on the Andaman Coast

Stunning Snorkelling: Coral Reef Surveys on the Andaman Coast

“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.”