Rhino monitoring & wildlife conservation

Project name:

Boots on the Ground

Project purpose:

​This adventure focuses on ethical research, positive human-wildlife coexistence, and the protection of natural ecosystems. Why should you join us? You will have the best of both worlds- the bush & the ocean. You will become a rhino warrior by helping us keeping an eye on them You will live the wild, spending most days on the bush and your evenings with a sea view You will do good while supporting research and monitoring of our endangered species

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • rhino monitoring, tracking, ethical conservation

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

680

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gaining knowledge about conservation issues, benefits

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • support of Anti Poaching effort

Accommodation:

Dormitory & single rooms upon request

When does the project run?

All year

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, near-by medical, hot shower, western toilet, wifi. Weekends are off and there are many possibilities to explore in the vicinity. Stunning and comfortable little hostel. Clean. Supermarkets, affordable restaurants and pubs around the corner, beach is close, safe area and town..

How long can I stay?

minimum one week

Requirements:

  • None other than adventure spirit and interest in conservation and wildlife

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

This Wildlife Research & Conservation Program involves various initiatives and projects within the game reserve.
You will be monitoring rhinos, sometimes check fence lines, observe other wildlife like elephants and cape mountain zebras, help with necessary daily operations, data collection and entry and simply enjoy the wild. 

You will be part of a small team while participating in the project. 
On the weekends you are free to roam the surrounding area of the little town of Mosselbay, visit ethical wildlife sanctuaries, chill at the beach, get to know our great white sharks in the area or look out for our whales during season (june- November)

Reviews & ratings

Adriano

Volunteer

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

Corinne

Intern

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.

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