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Vanuatu - OceansWatch Project 2010

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 17, 2010 08:27 PM

Published: 2010-02-17 20:27:38
Topics: Environment
Countries: Vanuatu

OceansWatch are looking for members with yachts keen to get involved with their ongoing projects in Vanuatu this coming season.

They will be giving ReefCheck training to snorkellers and divers early in the season and possibly again mid-season if there is enough demand. With this training, members will be able to assist with follow-up reef surveys in the communities that were visited last year. OceansWatch will be working closely with the Vanuatu Environment and Fisheries Departments, as they have established an effective relationship with them.

Therefore, they are also looking for boats willing to host some of their more qualified volunteers and local Fisheries staff who could then have the opportunity to work individually on small side projects of their own.

There will be lots of interaction with the local communities as the charity delivers school supplies and engages them in all aspects of their work. There may also be an opportunity to support a canoe-building project in Malakula being run by one of the OceansWatch members.

Project lead boat "Magic Roundabout" will be in Vanuatu from early May until late November, so if you are interested in helping at any point during the season contact [email protected]. OceansWatch are looking for marine biologists, divers, sailors, education specialists, members with yachts, or any other various skills that may be helpful.

There may also be opportunities in Fiji, the Solomons and Papua New Guinea. Contact OceansWatch to find out more.