Wildlife research internship

Project name:

African Campus (1)

Project purpose:

Wildlife research internship

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

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

When does the project run?

Facilities:

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

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

Corinne

Intern

It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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