After a tsunami in 2004, there were concerns that the mangrove forest within the Curieuse Marine National Park (CMNP), Seychelles, was experiencing a decline in both size and number of species present. To assess these concerns, GVI partnered with the Seychelles...
Life below water, would you ever say it matters, it changes, it struggles? Last summer, I had the great opportunity to join GVI in a marine conservation volunteering program in the amazing islands of Seychelles. Over one month, I would be introduced to the wide...
Voluntourism bias We decided to volunteer and visit a new country on a whim for our summer vacation, and chose Laos pretty much out of the blue. Apart from the GVI website- I had no idea what we were getting into. After talking to a previous volunteer ambassador, I...
The history of elephants in Thailand is a tale of how a noble beast ended up in camps. But the story is starting to turn around. Find out how elephants became prominent in the tourism industry in Thailand, and how GVI is part of their new chapter. Elephants are so...
A short summary of my time as an intern studying the Aldabra Giant Tortoise.
Based on current data, there are more than 7.7 billion people in the world right now. As one of billions of people, do you feel that you are too insignificant to make an impact on the world? The "butterfly effect" is a metaphor for the theory that a small cause can...
Are you interested in learning to scuba dive? Keen to advance your dive experience, while making an impact? Volunteering on specialist marine conservation programs gives you the opportunity to gain scuba diving certifications from the Professional Association of...
The oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and they are a valuable resource to all living creatures. Without water, no life on Earth is possible, so we have to be pro-active in conserving this irreplaceable resource. Whether you are a recreational diver or just a...
Are you looking to start a career in diving? Learn about the kinds of scuba diving jobs you could do as a certified PADI pro diver. Becoming a certified PADI professional can open the door to an underwater career. You could dive into a career in science, exploration,...
Want to make a positive impact to our marine environment, but you’re not a marine biologist? Dreaming of tropical beaches and bringing out your inner mermaid or merman? Well, you’ve come to the right place – let’s go to Mexico! Marine ecosystems are under more...
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