- 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.