Desert Elephant Conservation

Location: Namibia: Swakopmund

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

Dates: Year Round

Voluntour South Africa

67 Jan Smuts Ave Winston Park Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal 3640 South Africa

Description

This elephant conservation program gives you the unique opportunity to be involved with both hands-on conservation projects and research, in one of the most beautiful areas of Africa.  You will become very familiar with the local elephant herd and will also have the chance to observe an array of other wildlife!

You will be helping to ensure peaceful co-habitation between local people and elephants by constructing protection walls around water sources; and building alternative water points for elephants.  Although this is hard work, you don't need to have previous experience - every volunteer does what they are capable of and we work as a team to complete the project!

You will also be joining our trackers on patrols to track the local herd of desert elephants.  The aims of the research are to record data on births, deaths and new elephants, GPS their positions and take ID shots and notes about each and every elephant; as well as collecting dung for our genetics project to ascertain which bulls are the main breeding animals.

Intern Types
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Education
  • Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
Cost in US$:

$600-900,$900-1250,$1250-1500,$1500-2000,$2000-$5000

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Biological Research
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 days
Voluntour South Africa's Mission Statement

We are agents of change making a difference through linking people and sharing skills knowledge and love.

Year Founded

2008

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