Kestrel Valley Conservation

Kestrel Valley is a private nature reserve of 200 hectares, nestled in a pocket of the remaining forest in the South East of Mauritius. The native forests of Mauritius suffered because of the increase in development and agriculture on the island, which was great for the economy, but not for the environment.

The team at Kestrel Valley have embarked on an ambitious mission to restore the forest and coastal habitats for the unique wildlife of Mauritius, not just to exist, but to thrive. Our vision is ambitious – we cannot do it alone. We invite volunteers to join us on an immersive journey into the world of conservation and culture in Mauritius.

It's an Experience

Kestrel Valley provides an overall experience that is life-changing for our volunteers, our community and wildlife. Through committing to projects that are ethical, sustainable and authentic, we can make a difference.

Our volunteers help with marine conservation, coral farming and reef restoration, turtle monitoring in a marine park, reforestation of Kestrel Valley, tending our tree nursery to support our reforestation project, monitoring of wildlife such as the Mauritian Fruit Bat and Mauritius Kestrel, conservation management of the reserve, community outreach and environmental awareness.
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Kestrel Valley Conservation Maritius

Embrace Adventure, with Purpose

Make a positive change through conservation.
Join us for a meaningful adventure of a lifetime!

  • “This is a truly unique project, spanning land and sea. The scenery is breath-taking and the activities are everything a volunteer could hope for. This is a place where volunteers can really make a difference. Thank you!”

    Laura Valentine

  • “Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience volunteering with Mantis Impact at Kestrel Valley. As an urban dweller, pushing my boundaries and fears in the wilderness was sensational. The team at Kestrel Valley are a huge credit to the organization – without them I think the trip wouldn’t have been as enjoyable as it was.”

    Lottie Finch

  • “Thank you for having me, it was such an amazing experience and it was a pleasure to work with you all during the upbringing of this program. The projects that we were part of are all so important and it’s so inspiring to meet these people, who have devoted their time and money to conservation.

    I had the time of my life, and I will just try to put all my new knowledge into use once I get back home. With love, Malin.”

    Malin Gårdestam