Conflict Islands, Milne Bay

Papua New Guinea

Tel: +675 7165 4596

Skype: hayleyversace

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December 14, 2019

Live and learn in paradise

“Take a deep breath and stay below the surface”, they said. And, once you emerge, you will appreciate life more.

Pack a bag and embark on this volunteer journey to one of the last frontiers of the blue planet, with pristine clear waters that su...

October 26, 2019

It is an incredible experience, watching baby sea turtle some no bigger than your pinkie, acting upon some instinctive notion that as soon as they hatch, they must make it to the sea as fast as their little legs will carry them. Kind of hard to believe when they can ul...

September 30, 2019

The Sea Women of Melanesia program entails the vast aspects of coral education, protection and sustainability. This program taught our 17 women how to identify areas that need protection, how to work closely within their communities and neighboring communities to estab...

September 26, 2019

As Panasesa now moves out of sight and myself and the other volunteers start to wind down after an epic two

weeks in paradise, we are leaving with a wealth of conservation and marine ecology knowledge, full hearts, many bruises, even more mosquito bites, some even with...

August 31, 2019

The Conflict Islands will be the host venue for a two-week long program that starts in early September through to the 13th of September.

The Sea Women of Melanesia Program – Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative, in collaboration with the Coral Sea Foundation is runn...

August 31, 2019

"With perseverance and determination comes success," Martha says over the phone.

The field of science has always been dominated by men over the years. Nevertheless, I would like to introduce to you a young, vibrant lady that pushed past all odds to becoming a marine bio...

May 20, 2019

Today, I arrive back in Australia after two weeks volunteering at the Conflict Islands Conservation

Initiative (or CiCi), and as a second time volunteer I can honestly say two weeks is not enough. Leaving the Conflicts is always sad but like my last trip, I'm already pl...

January 19, 2019

The nights consisted of long walks on the beach – although on these walks we would stumble upon turtle tracks – these would lead to where the female turtle (green or hawksbill) would be creating a nest to lay her eggs in. Trekking through the island mainlands differed...

December 17, 2018

My name is Martha Eimba I have recently completed my final year at the University of Papua New Guinea and I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in April 2019. I first heard of the Conflict Islands conservation Initiative through a friend of mine who al...

December 12, 2018

Trip 3 began with a late start, after a few flight delays! Once arriving at Conflicts, the group of very excited volunteers jumped straight into the water for a morning snorkel and swim, before being met with cuddles from one of Hayley and Ed's beautiful island dogs, O...

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