leopard and fynbos conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (10)

Project purpose:

leopard and fynbos conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared room in farmstead

When does the project run?


More information needed!

How long can I stay?


None. You do not need to be a scientist or have any special qualifications - everyone can take part and there are no age limits whatsoever.

Ability to walk about 10 km, sometimes when it is hot and often in broken, steep, mountainous terrain. There are also options to conduct surveys on mountain bikes and to get involved in non-strenuous activities, ranging from data entry to camera trap maintenance.

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

This Swedish bear citizen science expedition will take you to the picturesque and quintessentially Scandinavian countryside of Dalarna province in Sweden to help study and protect the local brown bear population. Working in small teams, in flat or gently rolling hill terrain of heath, forests and wetlands, you will find and document bear winter dens and summer day beds when the bears are away (you will be able to tell this from their GPS position or collar signals). Detailed knowledge about dens and denning behaviour is important, because it helps to avoid human-bear conflict and provides important population, reproductive and other ecological information that is critical for successful bear conservation.

Reviews & ratings



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

Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

21 Mar 2020




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.

Wild Sun Rescue Center

17 Mar 2020


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