Wildlife research internship

Project name:

African Campus (1)

Project purpose:

Wildlife research internship

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Terrestrial

South Africa

Africa

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

756

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • gain qualification/credits

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Shared dormitories in bush camp

Requirements:

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, wifi, local airport transfers, refillable drinking water

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Project duration is 1 month (1st - 1st)

Work together with researchers on various species of wildlife as they conduct observational and behavioral studies on hippo, buffalo, zebra, white rhino, lion, elephant and more.

Projects & Activities

  • Lion ranging, mating, and social behaviour

  • Elephant feeding behaviour

  • Camera trap monitoring of elusive species: leopard, aardvark, and many more

  • Populations dynamics of the four striped mouse

  • Monitoring reproductive behaviour of male vervet monkey

  • Avian monitoring program

  • Butterfly Inventory

  • Endangered dung beetle abundance

How long can I stay?

When does the project run?

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

Wasn't finished...

Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime