Microplastic, water quality, soil quality conservation

Project name:

Archipelagos (3)

Project purpose:

Microplastic, water quality, soil quality conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • development goals

  • habitat restoration/management

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

185

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation in the research centre/research vessel

When does the project run?

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, wifi, refillable drinking water, electricity, toilet (western)

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

Minimum duration of 3 months is highly recommended for all volunteers/interns, but placements can be up to a year long.

Archipelagos’ terrestrial research focuses on:

  • Rare wetland habitats: the protected Alyki salt marsh, Mesokampos salt marsh and Potokaki pools in the southeastern part of Samos.

  • Internationally important and protected bird species: greater flamingo, ruddy shelduck, Eleonora’s falcon, Audouin’s gull, Scopoli’s shearwater etc.

  • Mammals: golden jackals, wild boars, beech martens, weasels, hares and small rodents.

  • Reptiles and amphibians: Mediterranean chameleons,Caspian whip snakes, Balkan terrapins, tree frogs and numerous other species.

  • Insects: dragonflies, butterflies, moths and beetles, as well as other brackish and freshwater species.

  • Plants: ancient trees, orchids, marshland flora and endemic plant species.

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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