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Awards & Recognition

  • We were awarded “Best Volunteering Organisation” by Responsible Travel in 2011, sponsored by Virgin Holidays
  • Our work assisting our partners in Mexico, Amigos de Sian Ka’an achieved the Whitley Award for conservation, and several awards for the best NGO is Mexico
  • Our Ecuador partners, the Yachana Foundation, also won the Whitley Award for conservation
  • GVI Thailand won a national award for their partnership with the Ao Luk Non-Formal Education Center
  • Invited to be part of WWF “ACT” initiative for monitoring climate change (Latin America; Worldwide)
  • Published scientific papers, including annual reports, plus specific papers on the use of unskilled volunteers to collect viable scientific data, SA reserve management, and Impacts of habitat change on Amphibians and Reptiles in the Neo-Tropics
  • We have been internationally recognised and mentioned by BBC Wildlife Magazine, Jaguar Conservation Fund and the peer-reviewed Mesoamericana international journal
  • Presented at scientific conferences including European Cetacean Society Conference, African Marine Mammal Colloquium, International Ethnobotanical Conference, Mesoamerican Congress for Biology and Conservation (Latin America; International) (where we won best presentation in 2008), RCUK and the Mexican Coral Reef Conference
  • We have also been featured globally in major press, including The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail in the UK, and BBC Holiday (Top 10 Holidays) and more recently, the BBC series The Dark