Climate Change & Island Habitats

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High­lights

Learn about how climate change is affecting island nations
Assist in the preservation of Curieuse island
Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14, Life Below Water, and #15, Life On Land
Earn experience in conservation
Live sustainably on a virtually uninhabited island with a community of like-minded individuals
Travel to the tiny tropical island of Curieuse to learn about the effects of climate change on Small Island Developing States This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Islands are fragile habitats and often the only home of endangered and threatened species, like Hawksbill sea turtles and giant Aldabra tortoises. Island Nations, like Seychelles, are at the forefront of environmental challenges presented by climate change. Trends like rising sea levels, coastal erosion, seasonal change, and coral bleaching, can have dramatic impacts on islands environments. 

The data you collect will be used by local authorities to make decisions about sustainable management of the island.


You will receive the following training & workshops whilst on project.
  • Monitoring Induction: Training provided by our staff on the techniques and best practices for conducting research in the field.
  • Plastic Presentation: A presentation highlighting the issue with plastic and measures that can be taken to help reduce plastic consumption.
  • Sea Turtle Beach Surveys: Learn how to study the nesting success of Hawksbill and Green turtles. You will find out how to collect data on tag numbers, carapace (shell) measurements, and the number of eggs laid. You might also carry out nest excavations to measure hatching success
  • Coco de Mer Growth Survey: Learn how to collect growth and reproductive data related to the native Coco de Mer palm tree.
  • Mangrove Mapping: Learn how to investigate seedling recruitment, a term used to describe when a young plant has joined a population of plants, the mortality of seedlings, and species distribution across the mangrove forests of Curieuse island.
  • Tortoise Population Census: Learn about our annual census of the island's giant Aldabra tortoise population. You will also find out how to collect data on the growth rates of hatchlings and juvenile tortoises in the nursery.
  • Sicklefin Lemon Shark Monitoring: Learn about our catch-and-release sicklefin lemon shark project. Find out how shark pups are safely caught to gather population and growth rate information on this understudied species. 
  • Beach Profiling: Learn how to record the rate of coastal erosion to assist in our beach profiling surveys.
  • Baited Remote Underwater Video Surveys (BRUVs): Participants are shown how to correctly set up a BRUV, including rigging, baiting, and camera setup. Correct handling techniques are also taught for safe deployments and retrievals of the frames, and participants may be trained in fish identification to assist with video analysis.
  • Boat and Snorkelling Orientation: Detailed lessons on the boat procedures, including knot tying, entry and exit procedures, as well as emergency plans.
  • Coconut Husking Lesson: Participants are shown the correct technique for husking a coconut and have the opportunity to practice preparing a coconut to eat or to use as a beverage.
  • Invasive Species Eradication: Learn about how species like cinnamon, cocoplum, and rats cause damage to island flora and fauna and what is being done to remove these species.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteer work is Monday through to Friday with weekends free to explore. 


Conduct beach profiles to measure how higher sea levels and more forceful waves are resulting in coastal erosion impacting critically endangered species like the Hawksbill sea turtle. Carry out surveys of mangroves to learn how rising sea levels are affecting mangrove forests and conduct biodiversity studies to investigate how seasonal changes are impacting species.

It is important to note that a high level of physical fitness is required as this program involves quite a bit of hiking over uneven terrains. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

You will be based in and around national parks in the main group of islands, and working on a diverse range of wildlife and habitats on and around Curieuse Island. Access to and from the island is only by boat so travel to other islands is limited to weekends. Praslin has a limited, cheap bus service and taxis are easily available. For further exploration you may choose to hire a car on Praslin or make use of the inter-island ferry services between the other islands.
In your down time you will be free to travel in the local area and can expect one or two free days per week, usually at weekends. In this time you could explore the islands of Praslin or La Digue, visit the capital of Mahé, Victoria (although the ferry to Mahe is relatively expensive), visit local beaches, snorkel or just relax on base. Before and after your program you could spend a little more time in the Seychelles on the close-by islands of Praslin and La Digue, or join a charter to sail even further afield. Please allow several days if you hope to travel between islands, there are over 100 in the archipelago but getting around takes time – the possibilities are endless!
Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No specific skills are required and all training is provided in country
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Global Vision International (GVI)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Seychelles International Airport
Meeting Point on your Project Start Date: On the morning of the expedition the pickup point will be next to the car park behind the Pearl Noire restaurant in Beau Vallon at 09:00 AM. It is essential that you are on time.

The GVI Pick Up Service: 07:30 AM the day before your program start date, you will be dropped off at Beau Vallon. You are responsible for your own pre-program accommodation. 
Accomodatie
Accommodation is in shared (mixed sex) dorm rooms. There is cold running water available for showers and bottled water available for drinking. Bathroom facilities are shared, and participants also share base duties, including cleaning and other chores.
Eten & Drank
Participants take it in turns to prepare meals for the group. Food is basic but nutritious, and primarily vegetarian with optional fish or meat available no more than once or twice a week. Breakfast could be porridge with fresh fruit, or occasionally pancakes or cereal, lunch and evening meals may include pasta, beans, rice, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, etc.
Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) in Mahe Island. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Seychellen.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Seychellen biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Seychellen dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Seychellen.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Due to the current situation you have the flexibility of changing the destination and start dates for this program at no extra cost. This added flexibility can be utilised until 31 December 2020.

2020
  • 27 Jun 2020
  • 25 Jul 2020
  • 22 Aug 2020
  • 19 Sep 2020
  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 14 Nov 2020
2021
09 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021
03 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
15 May 2021
29 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021
04 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
02 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$2.231
3 weken
$2.647
4 weken
$3.025
5 weken
$3.402
6 weken
$3.780
7 weken
$4.157
8 weken
$4.534
9 weken
$4.912
10 weken
$5.289
11 weken
$5.667
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$6.044
Gemiddelde kosten
$810 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Global Vision International (GVI) zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Global Vision International (GVI) gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Global Vision International (GVI) jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Global Vision International (GVI)

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