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elephant, buffalo, leopard, hippo and lion conservation (safari)

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (6)

Project purpose:

elephant, buffalo, leopard, hippo and lion conservation (safari)

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1400

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Safari tents

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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 around 10-15 km per day, in flat terrain, sometimes when it is hot. There are also options to get involved in non-strenuous activities, ranging from vehicle-based surveys, to data entry to camera trap maintenance

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

This African wildlife conservation project will take you to the little known, but species-rich and quintessentially African Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve in Malawi to monitor four out of the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion), as well as hippo, primates, bats, antelopes, insects and vegetation. You will be working as part of an international team, based at a rustic but comfortable field camp. You will be covering ground in off-road vehicles and on foot, and conducting research activities such as live and camera trapping, target species searches, transect and species identification work, as well as data entry. All this in an effort to help local scientists assess the nature and patterns of biodiversity in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve and to inform biodiversity monitoring and management in order to protect this relatively untouched part of Africa for future generations.

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