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Coral Reef Conservation in Thailand

Contribute to coral reef conservation research in Southern Thailand.

Durations:  1 - 12 weeks

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Join GVI staff and other international volunteers in Thailand to conduct coral reef conservation research in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea, making a contribution toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, UN SDG, #14, Life Below Water. Volunteers also spend time assisting with sea turtle conservation, beach plastic pollution cleanups, bird and butterfly surveys, island conservation, and environmental education.

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Coral reefs are an important underwater ecosystem, offering a means of filtering excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, a protection against the effects of tropical storms, and a means for fish populations to regenerate after fishing. The corals in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand are affected by overfishing, and, like most of the world’s corals, by regular coral bleaching events which are the result of climate change and the warming of waters around the world.

Each year, during Thailand’s dry season, November to April, GVI staff, interns, and volunteers don flippers, mask, and snorkel to conduct coral conservation research in the Andaman Sea. By joining this coral conservation research volunteer project you will assist our research teams with conducting surveys of the coral reef, recording the health of the corals and the abundance of marine life. This data is submitted to our local partners, such as Greenfins, to assist with citizen science research and mapping of the quantity and quality of the global reef network.


  • Contribute to coral reef conservation.
  • Work toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14, Life Below Water.
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear, turquoise blue, tropical waters of Thailand’s Andaman Sea.
  • Experience the vibrant underwater world of Southern Thailand, spotting sea turtles, octopuses, and anemones.
  • Explore the region in your free time, going on recreational dives, island hopping around the bay, or visiting some of the many National Parks.

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GVI Asia, Thailand, Phang Nga
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Wildlife Conservation

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