Turtle conservation, endangered species monitoring, marine conservation, ecosystem restoration

Project name:

Wildlife ACT (2)

Project purpose:

This unique island and marine conservation experience allows you to accompany scientists and Seychelles volunteers while focusing on Endangered Species Monitoring, Marine Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration. The project seeks those with a keen interest in tropical island conservation and ecology. No more than 4 participants join a dedicated conservation and research team on a private island and get involved in all the activities of the Environmental Department and conservation volunteers – from field work to data entry.

Project activities:


  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

Marine

Seychelles

Indian Ocean

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

700

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

  • undertake your own research

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • helps restore a habitat to its former glory

Accommodation:

Participants will live in a shared-accommodation house and will have opportunities to mix with conservation staff after hours, if they so choose. Participants will be accommodated in twin rooms (i.e. two single beds per room). The house consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 lounge and 1 bathroom. This means that ecotourists will have to share a bathroom among 4 people, (which sometimes will be 2 male and 2 female participants).

Requirements:

  • Anyone from the ages of 18 to 60+, (in good physical condition), is welcome to join the Seychelles project.

  • We seek participants with a keen interest in Tropical Island conservation and ecology.

  • Participants on our North Island project need to be quick learners and be prepared to work independently in the field after only a few days induction.

  • Participants should also be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, patient and able to get along well with others.

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, near-by medical, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi. The assigned staff beach on North Island provides the perfect opportunity to go swimming, snorkeling or even a sun-downer after work in the afternoons. North Island equipment such as surfboards, paddle-boards and kayaks are available for use every day after 4pm, so there are plenty of opportunities to have fun! Participants can expect to be active 6 days a week, with a rest day on Fridays. You can either choose to spend your rest day on North Island, relaxing at the staff beach, or you can accumulate your rest days to leave the island for a period of 3 days to visit other islands. This way you can explore the Seychelles while you contribute towards island and marine conservation, on a beautiful private island!

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

North Island represents a Noah’s Ark – a sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced by conservationists and volunteers – providing a haven to regenerate. It is very seldom that the opportunity arises to make such a significant and positive impact on a region, a specific area, its wildlife and surrounding environment. North Island was recognized for its island and marine conservation work by being awarded as the National Geographic World Legacy Awards winner for Conserving the Natural World 2017.

How long can I stay?

The MINIMUM stay in Seychelles is 4 weeks. We accept a maximum of 4 participants at any given time. There are two rooms in the eco-volunteer house, on North Island. Each room, is shared by two participants of the same gender (*or in the case of couples, they will be allocated one room to share together).

When does the project run?

All year

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime