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

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

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.

Update or add information

Send us a form with the new details 

If you would like to add pictures or videos to this projects page, please email us with the name of the project and the relevant media to: theconservationnetwork@gmail.com

Upload a picture or video!

  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon