Thailand Coastal and Turtle Conservation

Company : GVI
Location : Ban Nam Khem
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Live in the small coastal village of Ban Nam Khem and contribute to Coastal Conservation initiatives.



  • Work toward conserving endangered green sea turtles
  • Contribute to several seasonal conservation efforts, incuding tropical island biodiversity surveys and coral surveys while snorkelling
  • Contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal #14 and #15, Life Below Warer and Life on Land 
  • Experience truly awe inspiring islands, beaches and underwater worlds of Southern Thailand 
  • Visit the ever popular beaches of Phuket in your free time. 


More Information

Six of the seven species of sea turtles are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN Red List as threatened or endangered. The green sea turtle, specifically, is classified as endangered. 

Work alongside the Thai government on turtle conservation projects to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14, Life below Water and #15 Life on Land.

You could expect to be involved in sea turtle conservation activities; beach clean ups to reduce plastic pollution; island conservation activities which involves travelling to a remote island to conduct camera trap, bird and butterfly as well as biodiversity surveys; and environmental education for local community members. 

This program has an optional Marine Conservation online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

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Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects. It is our mission to support field operations in the long term. Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment and the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:

  • 1 week - £1,595
  • 2 weeks - £1,845
  • 3 weeks - £2,045
  • 4 weeks - £2,295
  • 5 weeks - £2,495
  • 6 weeks - £2,745
  • 7 weeks - £2,995
  • 8 weeks - £3,195
  • 9 weeks - £3,445
  • 10 weeks - £3,695
  • 11 weeks - £3,895
  • 12 weeks - £4,145

Costs / Benefits

1 week - £1,745
2 weeks - £2,045
4 weeks - £2,495
6 weeks - £2,995
8 weeks - £3,495
10 weeks - £4,045
12 weeks - £4,545



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