Thailand Coastal Conservation

Thailand Coastal Conservation

Thailand Coastal Conservation

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From: 2,595 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 14 days

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About this program

Discover a passion for conservation with GVI’s hands-on program set in the stunningly beautiful coastal communities of Phang-Nga. Learn about climate change issues, community development, turtle conservation and more.

Participants will gain an understanding of the local people, culture and eco-systems, and have the opportunity to explore the multitude of exciting activities and adventures Thailand has to offer.

Expedition Highlights you have to look forward to include:

  • Work toward conserving the Endangered Green Sea turtle, monitor Thai bird life, clear plastic off beaches, and improve environmental awareness throughout the community.
  • Visit the ever-popular beaches of Phuket in your free time.
  • Experience the beautiful beaches, islands and underwater world of Southern Thailand. 
  • Contribute to several conservation efforts, including tropical island biodiversity surveys and coral surveys while snorkeling.
  • Live and work with GVI staff and other participants from around the world. 
  • Contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal #14 and #15, Life Below Water and Land and Life. 


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 and habitat maintenance, biodiversity surveys in nearby National Parks, beach cleans, and tourist management. 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 and tourist education and managment. 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..

Country Fast Facts


Official Language(s)Thai
Population67,959,000 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial
Major Airport(s):Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Phuket International Airport (HKT), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Manufacturing, Energy, Tourism, Banking/Finance

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