Operation Wallacea - South Africa

Location: South Africa: Kruger Park, Rural Areas

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round


1431 N Augusta St Staunton Staunton, VA 24401 United States

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Phone: 9739200487


Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data collection, and train them in the skills and background that's needed to help effectively. There's also the option to complete dissertations or senior theses at our sites.

The South Africa projects are dotted around a number of different reserves within the country, with each focused on assessing the environmental impact of the game and large mammal species, especially elephants, within the reserves. The projects are two to six weeks in length, with some of them involving an additional week at our marine site located in Sodwana Bay, where you can learn to dive.


1. The Opwall site with the most abundant terrestrial megafauna.

2. Best site for learning about wildlife management.

3. Opportunity to work on foot in a Big 5 reserve.

4. Learn to dive in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Degree Level


  • Ecology
  • Marine Science
  • Biology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Marine Conservation
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
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