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Research and conservation of waterbirds and wetlands

Project name:

BirdLife South Africa – White-winged Flufftail Conservation Project

Project purpose:

The main objectives of BirdLife South Africa’s White-winged Flufftail Conservation Project are to:
(1) reduce uncertainty about White-winged Flufftail biology to better inform conservation efforts
(2) protect core White-winged Flufftail habitat from anthropogenic threats, manage key wetland sites, and restore habitat that is degraded by engaging with landowners of both private and public sectors
(3) raise awareness about water issues across socio-economic classes by using the White-winged Flufftail as an ambassador of wetland conservation.

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • Processing of camera trap and/or acoustic data. 

  • Possible option to assist with fieldwork depending on logistics.


South Africa


average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):


Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

Wild Sun Rescue Center


When does the project run?


How long can I stay?


Computer literate

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

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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