Endangered Wildlife Conservation

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa

2 - 12+ weeks

Scheduled Mondays

Up to 5 people

Age 18+

From $1,455

South Africa

2 - 12+ weeks

Mondays

Mondays

Up to 5 people

Max 5

Age 18+

From $1,455

What's the project about?

The project’s mission is to save the planet’s endangered wildlife and wild places from extinction.  The dedicated team of conservationists deliver their expertise to local, national and international wildlife organisations. They implement anti-poaching measures; translocate and reintroduce wildlife and monitor endangered and priority species. This project is a truly unforgettable wildlife experience, as you become an endangered species field researcher.

Leopard in the bush in South Africa
Volunteer looking at rhino

How will I be contributing?

All conservation efforts in Africa face tremendous challenges, so volunteers provide an essential service. You will focus on the intensive monitoring of priority species, including African wild dog, cheetah, rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and vulture. Tracking of endangered species is a critical step in conservation, to keep track of movement patterns, demographics, populations and poaching. Volunteers are based at one of five unique locations in South Africa, and your work is vital to the long-term success of conservation activities.

What makes this project ethical?

Volunteers contribute to some of the most important and exciting endangered species conservation work being done in Africa. You will support the work being done on the ground by conservationists, and gain first hand experience of conservation where it is needed most. The information which volunteers and the teams gather has many applications, including the successful reintroduction of priority species.

Volunteers helping vet to collar cheetah

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