Nature Seychelles

Cousin Island, Seychelles, Africa
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The leading environmental NGO in the Western Indian Ocean!

Nature Seychelles is a leading environmental organisation in the Western Indian Ocean and the BirdLife Partner in Seychelles.

Volunteering Activities

Conservation Work

What We Need

The Conservation Boot Camp program is based in Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. It involves helping with the conservation work and other activities necessary to run this award-winning nature reserve. The program is designed to give participants a chance to gain practical skills and experience, working with one of the most successful conservation organisations in the region. The program is unique and exclusive to 7 participants at any given time.

When & Who

All year round.
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Weeks
There is a set schedule of either four or two weeks at a time, throughout the year.
Individuals, Groups

What we Provide


Our Fees

$30 daily

Fees are used for administration and conservation work, along with logistic (accommodation, transport, etc.)

Also included in the fees are:

- Cooking facilities.
- Weekly boat trip to Praslin for food shopping and other supplies.
- T-shirts and shorts.
- Documents.


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Contact Person

Yan Coquet
Cousin Island, Cousin Island, Seychelles.

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Science officer : lead conservation work
Chief warden : lead island logistic, maintenance and touristic activities
Program Coordinator : Lead CBC program and field work
Maintenance manager : lead and perform all maintenance work
Wardens : Guide touristic tours, Drive the boats, help in maintenance and conservation work


We have the Turtle season starting in October and ending in February.
From February to September we are in the seabird monitoring season.

Nature Seychelles is the largest and oldest environment NGO in the Seychelles archipelago, where it is involved in environmental conservation and management. Nature Seychelles manages the world-famous Cousin Island Special Reserve, one of the oldest marine protected areas in Seychelles. The primary objective of Nature Seychelles according to its statutes is to improve the conservation of biodiversity through scientific, management, educational and training programmes.