Original photo: Matthew Nitschke. The sun beats down on my skin, a scorching 40 degree Celsius, as I float down the murky waters of the Mergui Archipelago in Myeik, Myanmar. My face is dripping wet from the humidity. I am surrounded by Burmese-speaking locals on a...
Original photo: Ratha Grimes Find out about Puerto Morelos and why volunteering abroad at GVI’s new location in Mexico is the perfect experience for seeing incredible biodiversity first-hand. GVI’s new Mexican base is a hub for marine biodiversity. It’s the ultimate...
Original photo: CIPE More than 35% of the world’s mangroves have disappeared, making mangrove forests one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Compelling reasons to protect these habitats have surfaced in recent years as we begin to understand more about...
Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
Floating through the temperate waters of one of GVI’s multiple marine conservation project locations, discover the incredibly vivid life under the sea. Swim alongside green sea turtles, and watch as seahorses look after their young in coral reefs. Whether you are...
Original photo: Marketa 'Tis the season for giving, so why not pay it forward? Instead of buying another pair of socks for dad, spread some of that Christmas cheer to people in far-flung corners of the world. Charity Christmas gifts give you the opportunity to support...
Apparently, I had been a little sleepy because the last image I recall is that of our GVI base disappearing from view as we pull out of Ban Nam Khem. Now, the sound of the cab’s engine cutting off and the shuffling of bags stirs me awake. My eyes pop open, shaking off...
Anyone who visits a local store or market will understand why Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic. Drinking bottled water is the norm, and each purchase is accompanied by the offer of countless plastic bags and straws. Government figures show...
The United Nations (UN) recently revealed that 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with that number estimated to rise to 68% by 2050. With more of us inhabiting towns and cities than ever before, the urge to reconnect with nature is undeniable. While...
Have you ever imagined trekking in the rainforest to track an elusive jaguar, or helping hawksbill turtles hatch and return safely to the sea? Perhaps you would like to teach children English, then spend your weekends exploring waterfalls or climbing volcanoes?...
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