Dette projekt tilbydes i samarbejde med organisationen GVI og nedenfor kan du læse deres beskrivelse af programmet:
GVI’s Mahe base is situated close to the Baie Ternay National Park and Port Launay Marine Park, which are living treasures containing an array of ecosystems – including wetlands, seagrass beds, mud flats, beaches, rocky shores, and some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. These national parks are managed by our principal in-country partner, the SPGA, and are renowned foraging grounds for juvenile green turtles and hawksbill turtles.
As a member of the research team, you will be involved in assessing species composition of corals using Coral Watch’s protocol or conducting mangrove and seagrass ecosystem species composition and associated biodiversity, survey of nudibranchs, holothurians, weekly beach cleans, and assisting with entering data from beach patrols and cleans into citizen science databases or delivering environment and education workshops.
You will help monitor other marine megafauna species across seagrass meadows and coral reefs, measuring population abundance and diversity.
You will also assist our local community partners in their effort to combat pollution with regular beach cleanups or Dive Against Debris cleanup dives.
Please note that our monitoring programs and work schedules change seasonally.
Sustainable conservation outcomes for Mahe base include:
• Collect consistent data to help assess the overall health and development of the reef system within northern Mahe.
• Provide data to conservation partners in order to support regional coastal marine management and international understanding of changing reef systems.
• Increase the scientific output and awareness of GVI’s projects through publication of findings.
• Increase in-country capacity by providing training in environmental education and training.
• Continue to minimise our environmental impact at Cap Ternay and raise awareness of environmental issues amongst participants and visitors.
• Monitor reef ecosystems.
• Survey reef Invertebrates.
• Survey local fish species.
• Survey seagrass and shark populations.
• Record nudibranch and megafauna sightings.
• Conduct beach cleanups and monitor pollution.
During your free time, you’ll be able to explore different dive sites among the tropical islands of Seychelles and experience incredible local marine megafauna like turtles, sharks, rays and dolphins.
You can also use your free time to journal, raise awareness on conservation issues on social media, practice your photography or fundraise for a local project.
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