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Summer Experiences: GVI – Thailand Coastal Conservation Expedition

Thailand Coastal Conservation Expedition


Contribute to conserving Thailand’s unique species and habitats while living and working with other international volunteers in one of the most naturally splendid regions in the world, Thailand’s province of Phang Nga. Assist with turtle conservation, plastic pollution prevention, bird and butterfly surveys, island biodiversity monitoring, and environmental awareness education, in an effort to work toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UN SDGs, #14 and #15, Life Below Water and Life on Land.

Its natural beauty and unique land and marine life are two of the main reasons thousands of tourists visit Thailand each year. The region of Phang Nga, specifically, has developed a reputation for dramatic beauty among movie-makers. The area is known for its limestone cliffs that rise suddenly out of the warm, azure-blue waters. Visitors come to the area to relax on its many beaches, dive to see coral reefs and endangered Green sea turtles, and visit the nearby islands, some of which are home to critically endangered species.

However, Thailand’s natural environment, specifically its coastal regions, beaches and islands, are under threat. Plastic pollution threatens its wildlife species including Green sea turtles, whales, and other species, resorts built too close to the shoreline cause beaches to erode, unsustainable fishing practices and climate change are a threat to coral reefs, illegal logging causes deforestation, and kidnapping and poaching put key species at risk. These environmental threats negatively affect Thailand’s economic development as tourism is an important source of income for the country.

Experience Dates

All GVI Programs have rolling start dates (every two weeks) throughout the summer. Each individual opportunity lists their start dates on the Dates & Prices page.

Application Deadline

The registration is flexible depending on when you want to travel, but as places are limited it is recommended to confirm your place as soon as possible.

Contact Information

Enrolment Team – info@gviprograms.com


  • Baan Nam Khem, Thailand


Program fees range from $2000 upwards depending on duration and focus.

Best for Majors in…

Arts & Sciences
Health Sciences

Types of Service

Humanitarian Aid/Relief/Development
Community Development & Preservation
Construction & Building
Arts & Culture

Interested in applying? You can do so by submitting an application at the link below.

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