A unique and immersive experience awaits volunteers at Cousin Island. Their natural surroundings are pristine, and they are surrounded by wildlife. Life on a nature reserve is not without its challenges and limitations, however as some past volunteers shared.
Hawksbill turtle nesting occurs during the day in Seychelles. They are thus vulnerable to disturbances. Taking time to understand and appreciate this process can help in conservation and protection.
Organisations and individuals are raising awareness for the fading beauty beneath the waves by bleaching their logos and sharing bleached coral images.
Italian student Giulia Campanile is volunteering with Nature Seychelles for one month. As part of her work, she assists the NGO's LEAP (Locally Empowered Area Protection) team based at Cap Ternay with survey work in the Ramsar-designated wetland and mangroves. The following is her account of her time thus far.
Coral reefs are mesmerizing worlds of colour and life. These underwater wonderlands support millions of marine species. Imagine this. It is the beginning of your day as a coral restorer in a protected nature reserve.