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Another opportunity to volunteer on a shearwater island, this time in the Seychelles

The Island Conservation Society (ICS) is seeking volunteers for three- to six-month positions in the Aride Island Nature Reserve, Seychelles.  Aride Island is the home of breeding tropical seabirds, including TropicalPuffinus bailloni and Wedge-tailedPuffinus pacificus Shearwaters (click here).

Tropical Shearwaters

Volunteers should ideally possess a degree in a biological sciences and/or useful practical skills or IT skills plus a good level of fitness and the ability to swim.  ICS will contribute UK£ 375 towards international flights and provide free accommodation on 68-ha Aride.  Volunteers will be responsible for their own living expenses on the island.

Apply via the Aride volunteer application form.  Also available: Information for Aride volunteers.

The island is managed as a nature reserve by ICS.  The island’s only inhabitants are the reserve's staff, including the Island Manager, Conservation Officer and rangers.  The Society promotes the conservation and restoration of island ecosystems, sustainable development of islands, and awareness of their vulnerability and vital importance to the planet's biodiversity.

“Please consider that work on Aride can be extremely strenuous, the climate is hot and humid and you are isolated on a small island with only basic first aid”

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 November 2016