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Experiencing Aldabra

Being on one of the largest atolls in the the world was the most powerful experience of my life. As we landed on the shores of Aldabra, we were greeted with a warm welcome, from the sea turtles and the black tip reef sharks swimming around our boat, to the Fregate birds chasing boobies for… Continue reading Experiencing Aldabra

“There are a million moments from Aldabra that will stay with me forever”

“So, how was Aldabra?” Nearly everyone I know since I got back has asked me this question. Colleagues, friends, friends of friends, family, bosses, schoolchildren, strangers on Twitter – everyone loves the story of the Aldabra Clean Up Project! I respond enthusiastically, in a variety of ways. “Amazing!” “Epic!” “The hardest and most rewarding thing… Continue reading “There are a million moments from Aldabra that will stay with me forever”

From light pollution to plastic pollution

I was drawn to the Aldabra Clean-Up Project because my main area of interest is the lesser known pollution; anthropogenic light pollution. The most common example of light affecting animals are hatching turtles that are drawn towards the light of nearby resorts. They are thought to go to the brightest point on the horizon. For… Continue reading From light pollution to plastic pollution

Bridging inequalities in volunteering: why social equity in Seychelles matters

Setting foot on the Aldabra atoll has long been considered the dream for all Seychellois and conservationists. When visiting relatives on holiday in my home country of the Seychelles as a child, I would hear more about its astounding natural beauty and mystique – often from people who only dared dream to make it there… Continue reading Bridging inequalities in volunteering: why social equity in Seychelles matters

Common questions about the Aldabra Clean-Up Project answered by project co-lead April J Burt

1. Why does it cost so much money? Aldabra is over 1000 km from the main island of Mahé in Seychelles – it is actually much closer to Madagascar – but this isolation means that there are limited options for getting both people and supplies to and from Aldabra.  It costs the Seychelles Islands Foundation… Continue reading Common questions about the Aldabra Clean-Up Project answered by project co-lead April J Burt