Research and conservation of waterbirds and wetlands

Project name:

BirdLife South Africa – White-winged Flufftail Conservation Project

Project purpose:

The main objectives of BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail Conservation Project are to:
(1) reduce uncertainty about White-winged Flufftail biology to better inform conservation efforts
(2) protect core White-winged Flufftail habitat from anthropogenic threats, manage key wetland sites, and restore habitat that is degraded by engaging with landowners of both private and public sectors
(3) raise awareness about water issues across socio-economic classes by using the White-winged Flufftail as an ambassador of wetland conservation.

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • Processing of camera trap and/or acoustic data. 

  • Possible option to assist with fieldwork depending on logistics.

Weekly cost (approx USD):


Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

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When does the project run?


How long can I stay?


Computer literate

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

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

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

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