Training working dogs for the protection of wildlife
K9 Conservation Adventures
Experience the opportunity to train the next generation of Anti Poaching dogs and follow their lives once deployed knowing that you made a real difference. The program requires one to have a keen interest in conservation related issues such as illegal poaching its methodologies and how to counteract the threat. Duties also extend to reserve management etc
- animal interaction
- habitat restoration/management
- dog handling, conservation and reserve work (snare sweeps etc)
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
- remote scenic location
- dog training skills and really making a difference to the future protection of our wildlife
Noteworthy conservation points:
- contributes to environmental policy
- actively contributes to the fight against wildlife crime
Sharing thatched chalets. Max 3 per room
When does the project run?
accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, hot shower
How long can I stay?
1 month to 6 months
- Reasonable level of fitness
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
Our aim is to offer the volunteers a real, authentic, up and close working adventure within the African bush. Second to none this program is balanced and offers a hands-on conservation experience giving the clients a true understanding of conservation in action. Including but not limited to - bush knowledge, K9 handling skills, reserve maintenance plus informal lessons conducted in the bush on African wildlife and working with K9’s.
Benefits the volunteers will offer K9 conservation is the much needed help on the community reserve which is aiming at increasing animal populations through the fixing of fences and roads, snare sweeps, the eradication of alien plant invasive etc plus one on one handling and care of dogs training for deployment in the protection of wildlife.
K9 Conservation will offer the volunteers basic K9 handling skills training, an understanding of conservation management, bush skills and knowledge all conducted by professional experienced field guides and trainers. Accommodation is shared and comfortable with 3 meals offered daily.
Weekend excursions will be planned in advanced for the adventurous and will be at own cost p/person payable to operator or in advance from co-ordinator.
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