Travel to the beautiful Kyparissia Bay in the southern Peloponnese of Greece and discover the local area whilst you learn more about the critical conservation efforts of these turtles. Our interns are based in Giannitsochori, renowned one of the most important Loggerhead sea turtle nesting areas in the whole of Greece. Here they will have a unique opportunity to truly immerse themselves in protecting the environment and developing their own skills. The project is geared at providing long term benefits to the local environment and community.
Interns will engage in daily morning surveys to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against predation by mammals and inundation by sea water. Furthermore, interns will inform overseas visitors and the local community about the conservation of these turtles. All our internships are geared at developing your leadership skills, allowing you to develop a variety of soft and hard skills that will boost your marine conservation experience. In Giannitsochori we work to educate the local community and visitors as to conservation efforts being conducted around the turtle breeding. We have a group of highly experienced field staff who will work with you to develop and improve your skill and in so doing giving you a fantastic starting point for developing your conservation career. GVI aslo offers the opportunity for you to gain additional leadership qualifications and experience in a conservation environment.
- Working with one of the most endangered species in the Mediterranean and discovering the beauty of Greece’s Mediterranean coast.
- Seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings head for the sea.
- Experiencing the Greek culture first hand in a beautiful area which you can explore in your free time
- Take a great first step towards your career in practical conservation and making a lasting one-off contribution to the preservation of endangered turtles.
For more information about how you can join this, or other GVI projects please visit their Expedition Page.