The aims and efforts of the expedition have been agreed upon in conjunction with the Seychelles National Parks Authority, local government agencies and non-governmental organisations to include:
- Coral reef monitoring and recovery research
- Invertebrate and fish surveys
- Sea Turtle research
- Development of an environmental education and awareness program
You should keep in mind that projects conducted are dependent on the season and the priorities always remain
with our local working partners.
Cap Ternay's short, mid, and long-term objectives:
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfill our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Cap Ternay:
1. To provide a long term and consistent collection of data, assessing the overall health and development of the reef system within Northern Mahe, Seychelles, on behalf of the Seychelles National Parks Authority, to be used for regional coastal marine management and international understanding of changing reef systems.
2. Increase the scientific output and awareness of the project through publication of findings
3. Continue to support the President's Village Children's Home aim of providing a safe and friendly environment for children under the age of 18
4. Increase in-country capacity by providing training in environmental education and training
5. Continue to minimize our environmental impact at Cap Ternay and raise awareness of environmental issues amongst volunteers and visitors
How this project makes a difference:
With substantial contributions from our partners, we are the leading marine data collection organisation
in the Seychelles.
Much of this data is used by other organisations
in the Seychelles. For example, the Seychelles government relies on this data to show an accurate picture of the overall health of the local coral reefs when setting and creating new management policies.