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Seychelles Terrestrial Conservation Expedition

Marine Conservation Volunteers Seychelles Curieuse Island


Join this terrestrial conservation expedition and experience an unspoiled island paradise!

Are you looking to learn more about conservation, contribute to a meaningful project and want to spend some time in an unspoiled island paradise? You don't have to look any further!

Assist the local government with vital wildlife and terrestrial conservation projects as an expedition member in the stunning Seychelles Islands. Conservation work will focus on the beautiful forests and beaches, the abundance of marine life in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, assisting on priority conservation projects on Curieuse Island. Get a chance of seeing some of the bigger animals in the ocean such as whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays.

Partners on this programme include the Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology, Seychelles Fishing Authority, the Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles and the Marine Parks Authority.


This volunteer programme covers a wide range of conservation activities. You will rotate between projects and spend the majority of your time working in the Seychelles' forests and on the beaches, learning different field techniques at varied project sites.

You will return to your base with the team to have dinner and relax together at the end of the day. Camp duties are shared and you will find accommodation in shared dormitories.

The team will be working 5 ½ days each week. The weekends will be free so that you can explore the island, learn diving, snorkeling or just experience the local culture.


Experience life and have an amazing adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, work alongside local staff, explore National Parks, visit breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle, and threatened giant tortoises; spot unique mega-fauna in the ocean, such as whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins; plunge into the Indian Ocean at the end of the day, try diving, enjoy snorkeling and seeing turtles in the water.

Key Info

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This expedition covers a wide range of conservation efforts as you rotate between projects. You will spend the majority of your time on foot working in the forests and on the beaches, experiencing different field techniques and varied project sites.

At the end of each workday, you will return to our base with the rest of your team to relax together. You will share camp duties on a rotational basis, as well as sleeping in shared dormitory style accommodation.

You should expect to work 5 ½ days each week, Monday to Friday, with weekends free for you to explore the surrounding area, snorkel, dive or just enjoy island living.

Live amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world as you work with endemic flora and fauna while also contributing towards the long-term survival of endangered species such as the hawksbill turtle.    

What's Included?

  • Pre-departure support and discounted services
  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • Arrival orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Location orientation
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Live and work in a protected reserve under GVI's research permit
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Community work workshop
  • Terrestrial research training

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Airport transfers

Project costs

2 weeks - £1,395

4 weeks - £1,395

8 weeks - £2,195

12 weeks - £2,995

Contact Project: Seychelles Terrestrial Conservation Expedition

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