The marine biology course in the Canary Islands allows you to gain university credits while deepening your knowledge of the marine ecosystem in the Canary Islands. Indeed, the centre located in Tenerife offers you an internship as part of your Master’s degree in marine biology. Participate in the protection of whales and dolphins alongside experts and specialists, and gain real field experience by putting your skills and theoretical knowledge to good use!
Whales and dolphins off the coast of the Canary Islands face several challenges: intensive fishing, the omnipresence of commercial fishing boats and water pollution. All these elements cause the degradation of their natural habitat, which our organisation is trying to remedy through this marine biology course. Their health is also deteriorating in addition to their living environment.
The objective of the marine biology course in the Canary Islands is the protection of these cetaceans, by integrating the trainees into the local teams to actively participate in this mission. Their role will include the collection of data, which will be used to obtain a better management of the area in the long term and will promote the protection of marine life. Like all of our environmental internship programsabroad, the marine conservation project in the Canary Islands allows you to have a real impact on the region in a sustainable way, while gaining university credits.
At the end of the basic training on the first days, three main missions will be proposed to the trainees:
The frequency of these activities will depend on the season in which you decide to do your marine biology internship in the Canary Islands.
It was founded in 1997 and since then has sent more than 200,000 volunteers on humanitarian and sustainable projects around the world. It also sits on the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism, and all their actions are carried out in collaboration with the local population and national governments.