What Do You Know About Marine Volunteering Abroad?

What Do You Know About Marine Volunteering Abroad?

Posted by Connor Whelan on 21st Jul 2016

There are those people who watch nature documentaries on television and others who venture into the world and seek out the beauty of the planet for themselves. If you count yourself among the latter then marine volunteering abroad may be the perfect adventure for you. With the ever-growing need for conservation volunteers across the world, this opportunity to combine travel and eco-awareness is more important than ever.

Many people struggle to separate the ideas of volunteering and vacation, but in reality, marine volunteering abroad simply gives you the best of both worlds. Imagine going on an early-morning dive among the coral reefs of the Maldives, but instead of aimless exploring, you are tracking fish population movements within the reef, or observe manta rays in their natural habitat. Have you ever thought of dropping into South African waters with great white sharks? What about protecting sea turtles in their sanctuaries from poachers and other threats? The variety and intensity of marine conservation projects is very large, meaning that anyone, regardless of experience level or prior knowledge, can get involved and make a difference. These are some of the most unique and biologically significant ecosystems on our planet, and they are under serious threat.

If you are a self-proclaimed wanderer, who also happens to care about conservation issues, then marine volunteering abroad is something you should strongly consider. You have the chance to work with local communities on amazing conservation projects, educate yourself and others, and make an impact on these precious marine species that so desperately need our help. For those who want to make something meaningful out of their next trip to a truly exotic location, you can find out more by checking out the projects on offer!


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