From desk job to nature reserve

A report from Nature Seychelles’ International Volunteer Program

After university, I spent two years at a desk job; it was conservation work, but it was a desk job all the same. I had a routine, wake up at 6.30, get ready, go to work and spend hours at a desk writing reports, creating proposals, reviewing data, then even more writing, and then come home too late and too tired to really do anything else.

A shelled night time visitor arrives on Cousin Island

 

A report from Nature Seychelles International Volunteer Program

On Hawaiian beaches, some parts of the Pacific and Australia, and the Galapagos Islands, Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) come onto land to bask. The reason for this peculiarity is unknown; most turtles get close to the surface of shallow waters to take in the sun and only clamber onto land to nest.

A new obsession for turtles


A Report from Nature Seychelles’ International Volunteer Program

Having never seen a turtle on land before, I have found it breathtaking to see the movement and behavior of beautiful sea turtles on the beaches of Cousin Island Special Reserve. Volunteering on Cousin during the final months of the year means I get to be part of the madness of turtle nesting season. Critically Endangered Hawksbill turtles surface from the sea between September and March to lay their eggs on one of their most important nesting sites in the region.

Redesigning our conservation and organic landscape

 University of Seychelles students reading the infomation material by the Heritage Garden (file photo)

At Nature Seychelles, the proverbial music never stops, when it comes to new projects, activities and partnerships. The most recent partnership with The University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) in Olsztyn, Poland, is set to bring changes to the face of The Sanctuary in Roche Caiman.

Welcoming two chicks to the fold

 

A report from Nature Seychelles’ International Volunteer Program

Volunteering with Nature Seychelles on Cousin Island Special Reserve has provided me the unique opportunity to get involved in the monitoring work of endangered species found on the island. Being able to ring a Magpie Robin chick is a special experience, unique to the Seychelles, and one that I will never forget.

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