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Kruger conservation in South Africa

Volunteer to protect leopard and other predators through research and conservation

Duration

2-10 weeks

Price

from £995

Location

Kruger national park

Provider

In brief

Volunteers collect data which is used to create conservation plans for endangered or vulnerable species. The goal is to ensure the future of leopards and other predators in the area through scientific research and conservation.

You will also receive bush craft training, learning key skills and helping rangers with vital game reserve management.

Volunteer role

Volunteers collect data which is used to create conservation plans for predators and other species both in the area and around the world.

Each day will differ and volunteer tasks may include:

  • Predator monitoring
  • Conservation research
  • Game reserve management
  • Community development
Working days and hours

You will usually work 6 days per week. You will work in the field in the mornings and late afternoon when the temperature is coolest. In the early afternoons volunteers rest, help around the park and attend lectures on the ecology of the park and conservation techniques. On your day off there are a variety of free time activities for you to get involved in.

Throughout your first week you will have Bush Craft training concentrating on animal behaviour, orientation and navigation as well as basic bush skills, GPS and GIS techniques. The training also includes modules on animal, tree and bird identifications during game drives, as well as bush interpretation skills such as spoor identification, tracking and animal behaviour during game walks.

You will be working on a diverse reserve and your daily commute to research sites will often include lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard sightings.

Other volunteers

 There are usually 6-10 volunteers with a maximum of 20.

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award

This placement has been approved by the DofE as meeting the requirements for the Residential section of the Gold Award.

Volunteer and help to secure the future of leopards and other animals in the region!

Interested? Then make an enquiry.