Turtle and shark conservation

Project name:

Oceanlife Conservation

Project purpose:

We run a turtle and shark tour and monitoring program in South Africa. Indian Ocean Loggerhead- and Leatherback turtles nest on our beaches.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

  • scuba diving

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

490

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification and/or credit

  • remote scenic location

  • report writing

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Fully serviced house with private rooms.

When does the project run?

All year. Turtle monitoring is November to May

Facilities:

accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, near-by medical, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi.

How long can I stay?

2 weeks/4 weeks/6 weeks

Requirements:

  • Over 18 years, fit and healthy.

  • Disabled persons also welcome.

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

Marine turtle monitoring on the beaches at night. Shark conservation programs at our marine center.

Reviews & ratings

Samuel

Volunteer

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.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Adriano

Volunteer

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

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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