Diving with dugong in Vanuatu

There is an opportunity to volunteer for VESS. If you are Australian and have experience in ecotourism particularly turtle tourism then you may be interested in this assignment.

Vanuatu lies in the East Melanesian Islands hotspot for Biodiversity and has a high number of endemic species and iconic species such as dugongs and sea turtles. There are untapped opportunities to develop ecotourism products based on this natural wealth. However there is a fine balance between tourism helping threatened species and causing them or communities harm. Your expertise will shift the balance in favour of conservation whilst improving local livelihoods.

In your role you will help the VESS Ni-Vanuatu scientists, officers in the Department of Tourism and community members better understand the benefits and pitfalls of ecotourism involving wildlife. – See more at:https://assignments.australianvolunteers.com/s/assignment-detail?pid=a0Q7F00000GCiSbUAL