Large Carnivore Conservation

NAMIBIA

Namibia

2 - 12 weeks
NOW OPEN!

Flexible

6 - 12 people

Age 18+

From $1,550

Namibia

2 - 12 weeks NOW OPEN!

Flexible

Flexible

6 - 12 people

Max 12

Age 18+

From $1,550

What's the project about?

Namibia is home to 25% of the world’s wild cheetah population. The country’s unique desert regions are also home to brown and spotted hyena, and leopard – all endangered species. Our carnivore conservation project has two dedicated research sites, focused on the monitoring of large carnivores and smaller desert-adapted mammals. The project is ideal for adventurous volunteers who want to experience true desert wilderness and contribute to the studies of Namibia’s wild carnivores.

How will I be contributing?

Carnivore conservation volunteers assist research staff in the monitoring and tracking of the large carnivore and mammal populations in the area. The Desert Retreat site is dedicated to studies of wild hyena, plus land rehabilitation and studies of the local desert ecosystems. The Winelands site is home to highly adapted wildlife including cheetah and leopard. Volunteers at both sites will record wildlife information, conduct game counts, collect data and experience desert living.

What makes this project ethical?

These are two truly worthwhile carnivore research programmes. Volunteers can be sure they are supporting the conservation of Africa’s big cats in a responsible way. Volunteers contribute to long-term wildlife management programmes through the monitoring of large carnivores, and other desert-adapted species. Both research sites are dedicated to land rehabilitation and responsible land use, where possible removing game fences to allow uninhibited movement of local animals, including oryx, springbok, ostrich and the bat-eared fox.

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