Seychelles Sea Turtle and Lemon Shark Research & Conservation short term Internship

Published
September 15, 2021
Location
Curieuse Island, Seychelles
Category
Global  
Closing date
Ongoing

Description

On this particular program, you will live on Curieuse Island, a tropical paradise managed by one of GVI’s partners in the region, the Seychelles National Parks Authority, as you work to assist in the preservation and conservation of two important native marine animals, namely the sea turtle and lemon shark.

Complete leadership training, along with others, to boost your skill set and gain practical work experience, which you can use to enhance your CV, as well as to gain a “one up” on the competition in securing interviews for jobs within the marine conservation field.

There are seven existing species of sea turtles in the world, and these all depend on conservation efforts around the world to keep them from becoming vulnerable to extinction. Similarly, lemon sharks, who possess a multitude of interesting and unique qualities, are also vulnerable in the region, and conservation efforts make a big difference in preserving both species, ensuring more stability in the marine landscape of Seychelles as a whole.

There are seven existing species of sea turtles in the world, and these all depend on conservation efforts around the world to keep them from becoming vulnerable to extinction. Similarly, lemon sharks, who possess a multitude of interesting and unique qualities, are also vulnerable in the region, and conservation efforts make a big difference in preserving both species, ensuring more stability in the marine landscape of Seychelles as a whole.

GVI runs a very successful lemon shark catch and release program in Seychelles, which requires interns to search the surrounding waters for shark pups, in order to gain valuable data on population growth rates. Similarly, sea turtles are widely monitored on this program, including looking at the nesting habits of both hawksbill and green turtles on Curieuse island. You will learn to collect, collate, tag and measure important data pertaining to the number of eggs laid, as well as carrying out nest evacuations to measure hatching rates, and more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work with two of the most endangered species in the Indian Ocean, assisting with their longer term sustainability in the region.
  • Visit an archipelago known for its incredible scenery and warm waters.
  • Work directly with sea turtle and lemon shark research initiatives in order to facilitate their population growth.
  • Become a global citizen, aware of some of the greater environmental dangers present in the modern world.
  • Get specialised training in the marine conservation field, increasing your employability regardless of pursuing a career in the field, or elsewhere.

For more information about this project and how to apply, please visit the GVI website!

To find out what other amazing projects GVI offers, please visit their Marine Expeditions page

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