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Bumblebee conservation

Project name:

Bumblebee Conservation

Project purpose:

Bumblebee conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

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Terrestrial

United Kingdom

Europe

1 Ratings

1

Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • report writing

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Day volunteering project, accommodation must be organised by the volunteer

When does the project run?

Facilities:

More information needed!

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

Our Conservation and Science team members are delivering on the ground conservation work, working with landowners and land managers and other organisations to secure, create and monitor habitat for our rarest bumblebee species. Our Science team members are involved with running the national bumblebee recording scheme (BeeWalk) and using this data to inform our conservation activities, advising and influencing policy relating to bumblebees and disseminating the latest bumblebee research findings.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a UK based national charity and was established in 2006 because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years, our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.

 

We have a vision for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful wild flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.

 

We are working toward three main aims:

  • Support the conservation of all bumblebees, rare or abundant.

  • Raise awareness and increase understanding about bumblebees and the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits which they and other pollinators provide.

  • Ensure the Trust is sustainable, fit for purpose, and able to respond quickly to challenges and change.

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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