Large Carnivore Conservation

Location: Namibia: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Summer

Dates: Year Round

https://www.conservationtravelafrica.org

Nexteracom Building Ebene, Mauritius

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Phone: +44 (0) 333 444 0182

Description

Help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in a remote area of Namibia, home to wild cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Monitor the progress of released and collared carnivores in a spectacular setting, and live in one of Namibia's most stunning wilderness areas.

We offer two truly worthwhile carnivore research programmes, suitable for volunteers who want to support the conservation of big cats in a responsible way. No lion breeding, no tourist walks, just the amazing feeling of being in the wilderness, helping to secure the future of two of Africa's most iconic animals - the cheetah and leopard.

Volunteers can choose to base themselves in one of two research sites in the stunning Southern Namibian desert wilderness, where you will monitor and track the large carnivore populations in the area. Track leopard through the desert oasis and explore vast canyons and untouched landscapes. Hike the Namib dunes and assist in the tracking and monitoring of desert cheetah.

Why choose this project?

Contribute to long-term wildlife management programmes and help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in remote areas of Namibia. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a volunteer.

Highlights

1. Join a responsible carnivore project and contribute to the long term conservation of cheetah and leopard in Namibia. This project does not support breeding of captive animals, canned hunting or walking with big cats.

2. Monitor and track wild leopard, cheetah and other large carnivores in a stunning desert setting. Help record wildlife information from game counts, wildlife cameras and GPS data.

3. Learn tracking and research techniques from experienced conservationists; learn how to make wine in one of the driest areas of the world and help study wild cheetah and leopard.

4. Experience desert living in one of the most visually diverse countries in the world and live in an unfenced wildlife reserve, home to a range of endangered species.

5. Combine unparalleled scenery with wildlife management - Namibia at its very best.

Cost in US$:

$600-900

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Programme fees include:

- 16 nights accommodation on the project
- Three meals per day
- 24 hour supervision plus all the equipment and training you need to do the work
- Return transfers from Windhoek Airport

The programme fees exclude:

- Flights to Namibia
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, alcoholic / fizzy drinks, gifts, snacks etc
- Any expenses prior to your programme start date
- Personal medical and travel insurance (compulsory)
- Any additional trips outside the volunteer programme
- Telephone calls and internet

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Year Founded

2012

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