Marine conservation holidays are a fun but also richly rewarding experience. In many cases, you get to go to some of the most beautiful and unusual places in the world. Often they are remote and largely un-spoilt, which only adds to their beauty. As part of the projects you also get the opportunity to encounter stunning marine wildlife including the breathtaking whale, the impressive great white shark, and the magnificent whale shark - the world's biggest fish. The best part is that you can do all of this without posing a detriment to the animals or their marine habitat, and any of the work you do during your marine conservation holiday is sure to make a lasting difference.
The only thing you have to do now is decide where you want to go! For example, you could head to Sri Lanka and its stunning beaches to help in a conservation project working with sea turtles, or you could join the Mafia Island Whale Shark Conservation project which will bring you to the stunning Tanzanian Coast. These are once in a lifetime holidays that will give you memories for the rest of your life. So why not find out more today?
Experience real field research, coming face-to-face with a multitude of marine life while helping to protect a biodiverse marine paradise, including a coastal complex and wetland of international importance, home to The Bar Reef!
Determining just how endangered marine wildlife is, is a tough task as there are literally countless species beneath this category of wildlife. However, with that being said there are some animals which are struggling more than most. Many species such as whales, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and sharks have populations which are decreasing at an alarming rate. It is not just the larger species which are in danger in the waters around the world, but also the marine plant life that rely on our oceans. One of the most important elements in the entirety of the world’s oceans, coral, is in grave danger of becoming extinct too, and this could have a disastrous effect on Earth's marine ecosystems. Marine conservation holidays are a great way to learn, and you can come home and begin spreading awareness about the dangers the ocean and its residents face, whilst actively trying to make a difference!
The world’s oceans are often not considered a priority by governments and other authorities around the world, which has led to two huge problems for the wildlife living beneath the waves. These problems are: