THAILAND - Island Conservation Expedition

Gain a well-rounded insight into Thailand’s environment and communities from our base in the awe-inspiring coastal region of Phang Nga. As an expedition member, you’ll be assisting with climate and conservation issues that the region faces alongside our local partners. Volunteers will be involved in biodiversity research; turtle conservation, environmental education and more amongst some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) – Longer options available

Dates: See Dates tab below

Location: Phang Nga, Thailand

$1,555

Description

Experience Highlights

  • Conducting biodiversity surveys for our partners in the national parks on 2 extremely diverse islands.
  • Conducting species identification, assisting local staff at a turtle center, leading behaviour enrichment surveys, collecting morphological data on turtles.
  • Leading environmental education classes at local schools, beach/park clean ups etc.
  • Mangrove cleans along with working to monitor and assess tourist behavior and impact on the environment in these areas. This involves traveling through the mangroves by boat, canoe or foot to monitor fish and wildlife, while also cleaning up rubbish.
  • You will receive educational presentations to accompany your various conservation activities. This will help you develop a well rounded education on sustainable conservation, environmental conservation and community development
  • During the dry season, November to April, we conduct coral monitoring surveys, to assess the damage of nearby coral reefs and help support local conservation efforts.
  • Your expedition base is perfectly located for further travel in Asia before or after.

 

A typical Island Conservation Expedition day:

  • Throughout the expedition you will be immersed in various areas of conservation, community development and environmental awareness.
  • Conservation projects may involve working at two turtle research and conservation centres with animal husbandry, enclosure enrichment studies and maintenance, biodiversity and camera trapping surveys on nearby naturally pristine and barely habited islands, beach cleans, coral reef monitoring and tourist management and education efforts within National Parks.
  • Community development and environmental awareness projects may involve environmental education with the general community, local schools, hotels and tour & dive operators, as well as English language teaching to National park rangers and the general community.
  • Your immersion in various projects is very much dependent on the needs of our project and our project’s partners, which changes seasonally. From November to March, you may be involved in coastal environment research, coral reef surveys and tourist education and management. The rainy season of May to October sees more terrestrial work such as biodiversity surveying in nearby National Parks.
  • Work with turtle research and conservation centers takes place year round, along with beach clean ups and community education classes.
  • Once a month we visit our satellite base camp on a nearby island for camera trapping research.

Included

Experience Fee Includes:

  • 24-hour emergency phone and 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.
  • Comprehensive training program that encompasses theory lectures, group study and field practice.
  • Location orientation.
  • Long term experienced staff.
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships).
  • Required transportation for the duration of your stay.
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared).
  • Welcome meeting.
  • Your own room within homestay.

 

Experience Fee Excludes:

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

Dates

  • 23 February – 08 March 2019
  • 09 March – 22 March 2019
  • 23 March – 05 April 2019
  • 06 April – 19 April 2019
  • 20 April – 03 May 2019
  • 04 May – 17 May 2019
  • 18 May – 31 May 2019
  • 01 June – 14 June 2019
  • 15 June – 28 June 2019
  • 29 June – 12 July 2019
  • 13 July – 26 July 2019
  • 27 July – 09 August 2019
  • 10 August – 23 August 2019
  • 24 August – 06 September 2019
  • 07 September – 20 September 2019
  • 21 September – 04 October 2019
  • 05 October – 18 October 2019
  • 19 October – 01 November 2019
  • 02 November – 15 November 2019
  • 16 November – 29 November 2019
  • 30 November – 13 December 2019
  • 14 December – 27 December 2019
  • 28 December – 10 January 2020
  • 11 January – 24 January 2020
  • 25 January – 07 February 2020
  • 08 February – 21 February 2020
  • 22 February – 06 March 2020
  • 07 March – 20 March 2020
  • 21 March – 03 April 2020
  • 04 April – 17 April 2020
  • 18 April – 01 May 2020
  • 02 May – 15 May 2020
  • 16 May – 29 May 2020
  • 30 May – 12 June 2020
  • 13 June – 26 June 2020
  • 27 June – 10 July 2020
  • 11 July – 24 July 2020
  • 25 July – 07 August 2020
  • 08 August – 21 August 2020
  • 22 August – 04 September 2020
  • 05 September – 18 September 2020
  • 19 September – 02 October 2020
  • 03 October – 16 October 2020
  • 17 October – 30 October 2020
  • 31 October – 13 November 2020
  • 14 November – 27 December 2020
  • 28 November – 11 December 2020
  • 12 December – 25 December 2020

Documents Required

  • Personal Details – Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Nationality.
  • Medical Form – to be signed by doctor if volunteer has illnesses to declare.
  • Clear criminal background check.

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