Play a vital and active role in the research and conservation of the incredible spinner dolphin amongst the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Fiji. While on this project you will work directly with our conservation team as you track, monitor and study the dolphins’ behaviour. The project is run in conjunction with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and research collected is shared with other organisations worldwide in order to inform marine conservation policies and management. Our base is situated on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island in the unique location of Moon Reef, famous as the only place in Fiji where spinner dolphins are seen using a reef system as a critical resting habitat. Volunteers travel to Moon Reef and perform research based tasks such as photo-ID, audio recordings, and observe dolphin behaviour on this project. The rest of their afternoon is spent checking and entering data into the computer, as well as, organizing and delivering conservation awareness workshops in local schools. Volunteers have plenty of free time to visit other villages and enjoy the natural beauty of Fiji.
Living and working in the traditional Fijian community of Nataleira, contributing to critically important research of Spinner dolphins, helping to organize and deliver environmental education workshops, exploring Fiji to see beautiful sights, island hopping, visiting waterfalls, scuba diving, snorkelling, taking part in traditional Fijian ceremonies, climbing volcanoes, enjoying breathtaking scenery, saying Bula to everyone, meeting inspirational people, making lifelong friends, loving Fiji!
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Pre-departure support and discounted services Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated) Safe and basic accommodations (shared) All meals (unless otherwise stated in field manuals) Welcome meeting and location orientation All necessary project training by experienced staff All necessary project equipment and materials 24-hour in-country support and emergency phone contact
Flights Medical and travel insurance Visa costs Personal kit (see GVI Field Manual for essential equipment list) Additional drinks and gratuities Extra local excursions International and domestic airport taxes
Nadi Bay Resort Hotel Volunteers must be at the NADI Bay Resort Hotel and 6:00pm on their start date.