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Thailand Coastal Conservation Expeditition

Gain a well-rounded insight into Thailand`s environment and communities from our volunteer base in the awe-inspiring coastal region of Phang Nga. As an expedition member, you`ll be assisting with climate and conservation issues that the region faces alongside our local partners. Volunteers will be involved in biodiversity research; turtle conservation, environmental education and more amongst some of the world`s most dramatic and beautiful scenery.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: GVITHI/250679
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Phuket, Thailand
  • Finishes: Phuket, Thailand
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Phuket

Itinerary

01

Day 1-15

PROJECT LIFE
Throughout the expedition you will be immersed in various areas of conservation, community development and environmental awareness. You will also have time available to further explore the region and get to know your team of fellow international volunteers.
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. We have been working in our local province of Phang Nga for several years, providing 1000’s of hours of classroom teaching.
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 centres takes place year round, along with beach cleans and community education classes. Also year long, once a month, with we visit our satellite base camp on a nearby island for camera trapping research.
You can stay up to 12 weeks on this project and we recommend longer stays!
Please be advised that you need to present an up to date Background / Police Check before arrival in order to participate in this volunteering project!

Inclusions:
    • Pre-departure support and discounted services
    • 24-hour emergency phone
    • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
    • Arrival orientation
    • Long term experienced staff
    • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
    • All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
    • Welcome meeting
    • Location orientation
    • All necessary project training by experienced staff
    • All necessary project equipment and materials
    • 24-hour in-country support
    • Please be advised that you need to present an up to date Background / Police Check before arrival in order to participate in this volunteering project!
    Accommodation

      Volunteers will stay in a small but comfortable base with shared facilities - here you will have enough space to relax in private or mingle with other volunteers.
      Volunteers will stay in 6 - 8 bedded dormitories

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Tour Highlights:
    • 1. Work with a marine turtle head-start centre to increase the populations of endangered green turtles in the region.
    • 2. Research on nearby islands to help develop knowledge of the biodiversity found there, and to aid with having them formally protected.
    • 3. Improve environmental awareness within the local community and teach local students about the importance of their environment.
    • 4. Develop knowledge of field conservation and improve species identification skills
    • 5. Experience some of the beauty and culture of Thailand