Family Volunteering -
Primate Conservation

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe

1 - 12 weeks

Flexible

Up to 6 people

Age 5+

From $795

Zimbabwe

1 - 12 weeks

Every Monday

Flexible

Up to 12 people

Max 6

Age 5+

From $795

What's the project about?

This family volunteering project is based at Zimbabwe’s only dedicated primate rehabilitation and release facility, purpose-built to support the ongoing care and eventual release of primates. The facility has grown, and now has an open-door policy to almost all wildlife species in need of care. The focus remains the protection and rehabilitation of primates, who are the often-forgotten victims of the human-wildlife conflict.

How will I be contributing?

This small wildlife sanctuary programme relies on volunteers to support local staff in all aspects of animal care, working alongside conservationists dedicated to the welfare of their wildlife. There is one goal in mind – the care and release of Zimbabwe’s vulnerable wildlife. Family volunteers of all ages can play an important role in the rehabilitation process, whether it be raising baby monkeys, assisting with release preparation or working with animals that cannot be released.

What makes this project ethical?

The project’s mission is for there to be no captive primates in Zimbabwe. It has a successful and well-documented release programme, and has relocated many once-captive baboons and monkeys into the wilderness of the Matopos National Park. Other smaller animals including pangolins, servals, birds and bush babies have been released into a local nature reserve. The focus of the sanctuary is wildlife release and education.

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