Rainforest and savanna conservation
African Conservation Foundation
Protection of lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants and mixed rainforest/savanna habitat
data collection/analysis (Great ape surveys)
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
field research skills
remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
development goals (supporting local community)
publishes peer-reviewed science
Mobile tented camps
When does the project run?
accommodation included, food included, refillable drinking water, bucket shower and cold shower, drop toilet
How long can I stay?
good physical condition
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
This programme on great apes provides participants with the rare opportunity to contribute toward enhancing the conservation of the endangered western lowland gorillas in Deng-Deng National Park, East region of Cameroon. Deng-Deng National Park hosts the greatest population (600 individuals) of the most northern western low land gorillas in the wild.
Two or more weeks volunteering on great apes conservation will give volunteers an opportunity to work toward long-term conservation of this charismatic species by taking part in gorilla surveys in the rainforest of Cameroon as well as conducting conservation education and awareness raising activities in communities adjacent to this protected area.
Helping to protect Western Lowland Gorillas
Training on data collection
Techniques participating in great apes surveys
Configuring and setting camera traps
Environmental education activities in schools and communities
Meeting the friendly chiefs and people of Cameroon; and
Living and working in a pristine nature area
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