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Wildlife Research Volunteer

MALAWI

Malawi

2 weeks - 12 months

Tuesday

Up to 5 people

Age 18+

From £1,370

Malawi

2 - 12 weeks

Tuesday

Tues

Up to 5 people

Max 5

Age 18+

From £1,370

What's the project about?

Our wildlife research volunteer placement focuses on monitoring species of special concern in Malawi’s beautiful Liwonde National Park. You’ll monitor iconic and endangered species including lions, cheetahs, vultures and hyenas and collect data that will inform long-term conservation strategies. The park is also home to elephants, black rhinos, other antelopes and plains game and is one of the top parks in Malawi for sightings of lions and cheetah.

Cheetah sitting looking at camera
Elephant walking past large dam

How will I be contributing?

Wildlife research volunteers work on a range of research and monitoring work which could include radio tracking large carnivores and managing camera traps. You will assist the research team in collecting data used for wildlife management within the park. Working as part of a team, you’ll learn how to conduct radio tracking, animal ID and data entry. You’ll also experience truly unique moments as you learn more about individual wild animals. 

What makes this project ethical?

Liwonde National Park has been the subject of numerous successful wildlife reintroductions, especially of cheetahs and lions. Malawi is fast earning a name for itself as an emerging leader in African wildlife conservation. This means that wildlife research volunteers in Liwonde not only have the opportunity to spend time out in the field learning new skills but also contribute to research that makes a real difference, helping inform, guide and evaluate ongoing conservation actions in Malawi. This is your chance to be part of a conservation success story.

Game viewing vehicle in bush

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