20th December, 14

CONSERVATION, WILDLIFE REHABILITATION, ANIMAL RESEARCH

As leading specialists in the world of voluntary conservation projects, Travellers helps to protect and preserve endangered species around the world.

You can help to make a difference to the happiness and well-being of individual creatures. There is so much you can do to help! These worthwhile and satisfying conservation projects below are available:


"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
(Anatole France)

Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Hands-On Australian Animal Conservation Project in AustraliaHelp this Quechua family-run Centre to rescue, rehabilitate and, where possible, release wild animals in the fight again trafficking, abuse and hunting of wild species.

You'll work with a Foundation dedicated to caring for animals that have nowhere else to go. Some are orphans because their parents were killed by hunters, others were rescued from animal dealers, and others were rescued from people who kept them in small cages!

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Hands-On Australian Animal Conservation Project in Australia

Hands-On Australian Animal Conservation Project in AustraliaTravel to beautiful coastal town of Albany for an experience of a lifetime!  Volunteer in a hands-on and greatly beneficial role as a tour guide and animal care taker! 

The Biodiversity Park is a brand new edition to Whale World and needs people like you to help them to educate visitors while giving them an interactive and hands-on experience with kangaroos, koalas, and the Western Australian woylie, a fascinating marsupial with declining populations throughout the region.

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Zululand Wildlife & Game Reserve Conservation Expedition in South Africa

Volunteer on the Game Reserve An amazing opportunity to work on three very different Game Reserves, each with their own unique beauty and attraction.

You'll gain a wealth of conservation knowledge and experience working under qualified conservation experts and on location out in the bush on a daily basis. You'll definitely experience Africa in a way that no mere tourist can!

Click here to see the Zululand Wildlife Conservation Expedition Photo Gallery

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Galapagos Islands Conservation, Reforestation & Community Project

Galapagos Islands Conservation, Reforestation & Community ProjectWork to preserve the native and endemic forests on the beautiful island of San Cristobal. There are numerous elements to the project that you'll be involved in and most of the work is on reforestation, research and community based projects.

This is the only project in the Galapagos Islands that combines environmental, community and social initiatives to improve the sustainability of the islands. Plus ... it’s loads of fun!

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Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Project in KZN, South Africa

Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Project in KZN, South Africa  Help to care for, rehabilitate and release injured and abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.

You'll work with a Non-Profit Organisation that specialises in the care, rehabilitation & return to the wild of Vervet Monkeys that have been injured, orphaned or displaced, usually as a result of actions on the part of people.

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Cheetah and Predator Conservation in a Game Reserve in Northern South Africa

Cheetah and Predator Conservation in a Game Reserve in Northern South AfricaHelp conserve the amazing Cheetah and other predators in their natural environment. You'll live on a Game Reserve, in a fantastic bush camp and you'll be involved with tracking, monitoring and researching Lions, the amazing Cheetah (did you know they run at 70 mph? That's fast!)

You'll also be involved in night safaris, Reserve management and conservation efforts of a number of other, different species.

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Conservation Combination: Two Wildlife Projects in Two Centres in Western Australia

Conservation Combination: Two Wildlife Projects in two Centres in Western AustraliaGet the most out of your Conservation Experience by working in two different Wildlife Centres in two different locations in Western Australia.

Project one is varied and fascinating Wildlife Rehabilitation work where you'll help all types of animals throughout the whole of Perth.

Project two is where you can work in a Wildlife Park located in a beautiful town on the coast south of Perth that has over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and marsupials.

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Care for Elephants in Surin, Thailand

Elephant Sanctuary: Care for Elephants in Surin, ThailandHelp change the fate of elephants in Thailand! A hands-on project where you can give elephants lots of care. The project is based in Surin City approx 7 hours drive North-East of Bangkok.

The projects works closely with mahouts, helping to change the practice of using elephants for street begging and circus shows to providing an alternative for their elephants that is more natural, less stressful, and is sustainable.

With provincial and local level support, we can build a new home and bring hope for a future to these elephants.

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Animal Conservation in a Wildlife Park in Western Australia

Animal Conservation in a Wildlife Park in Bunbury, Western AustraliaWork in a Wildlife Park that has over 60 varieties of Australian native birds and marsupials, located in a beautiful town just south of Perth.

Popular activities in the Park are hand-feeding the free range kangaroos that roam freely around the Park and entering into the large free-flight aviary (for the brave) to hand- feed the parrots!


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Walk With Lions: Lion Rehabilitation and Release Project in Zambia

Walk With Lions: Lion Rehabilitation and Release Project in ZambiaThis Project is based Livingstone close to the famous Victoria Falls, where you will get the chance to have extremely close encounters with lions!

On this very worthwhile and necessary Lion Breeding Project, your work will assist in helping this project to continue and, over the long term, will also hopefully contribute to preventing the decrease in the lion population in Africa.

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Colombo Zoo Project

Volunteer holding Leopard CubsWork with a variety of animals in a Zoo in the capital city of Sri Lanka. Here you'll assist in trying to uplift the quality of life of the animals by improving the enclosures and keeping the animals mentally stimulated through enrichment work.

  “One of the high lights so far was being able to watch a giraffe giving birth! it was an amazing experience."  


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Care for Abused Animals in the AD Animal Sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer with AnimalThe main focus of this wildlife sanctuary is to rehabilitate injured, orphaned, abused or neglected animals and birds. Those that can't be rehabilitated are care for and housed for the rest of their lives.

Your work is very hands-on and your assistance is sorely needed. This is an excellent project in a stunning location. It's also very popular and can be combined with any of our other projects.

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Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

Tree FrogLive and work in the most awesome jungle in the world - the AMAZON! This is a multi-activity project, where you'll benefit from the training components and actively assist in the environmental monitoring study at multiple locations.

As you stay longer, you will take on increasing levels of data collection and project management responsibilities. Some adventure activities are also included.

Click here to read an Amazon Conservation Case Study by Travellers Worldwide Volunteer Carys Hutton.

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An Elephant Experience in Sri Lanka’s famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Washing and Elephant

The Orphanage provides care and shelter for elephants that are too old to work or have been found abandoned. You'll love working with these regal animals and the daily highlight is the walk from the Orphanage down to the river to bathe the elephants.

It's amazing to watch an entire herd splashing around and rolling in the river... just feet in front of you! This is an elephant experience rather than conservation, but you'll never forget it! Lots of time to explore this stunning and exotic island.

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Animal Care in a Rehabilitation Centre in Perth, Australia

Multi Wildlife RehabA fascinating and diverse animal project! Work at various locations throughout Perth including a rehabilitation centre, a national park, river, coast, wetlands, beaches, zoo, schools and an urban park.

You’ll help a team of volunteers dedicated to conserving Australia’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems. 


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Orang Utan Project at Sepilok in Malaysia

Volunteer with Orang UtanWork with orphaned and rescued Orang-Utans at the famous Sepilok Rehabilitation centre. The Orang-Utan is highly endangered and their survival is constantly being threatened. Work with these gentle apes in their natural environment.

You’ll help hands-on as well as through conducting analytical data surveys in the forest. "This has been a life changing experience. It has been too amazing to put into words." 

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Care for Animals in Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Malaysia

MonkeyThis Wildlife Park is home to many of Sabah's native and threatened species. The park plays an important role in educating the public in conservation and environmental issues. 

Set in a forest reserve, you’ll learn all about animal care across a variety of species. You'll also have hands on contact with some of the animals that have been hand reared.  

 

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Animal Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa

Feeding time!Based in a beautiful Rehabilitation Centre you’ll help rehabilitate orphaned, injured, abused or abandoned animals.

With hundreds of species, including many monkeys, you’ll assist in various duties from feeding to building cages to assisting in rescues and releases. A fantastic centre and place for true animal lovers. 

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Zululand Wildlife & Game Reserve Conservation Expedition in South Africa

Volunteer on the Game Reserve An amazing opportunity to work on three very different Game Reserves, each with their own unique beauty and attraction.

You'll gain a wealth of conservation knowledge and experience working under qualified conservation experts and on location out in the bush on a daily basis. You'll definitely experience Africa in a way that no mere tourist can!

Click here to see the Zululand Wildlife Conservation Expedition Photo Gallery

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Walking with Lions in the African Bush, an amazing Rehabilitation and Release of Lions Project in Zimbabwe

Volunteer with LionsExtremely close encounters with Lions on this Lion Breeding Project. This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a Game Reserve - a unique and unbelievable experience!

You’ll monitor their behavioral patterns with each other, with prey and in the field, and you’ll collate data that will assist in planning their release into the wild. This is hands-on work in the true sense, set in a wonderful environment on a Game Reserve.

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Elephant Conservation in Wasgamuwa National Park in
Sri Lanka

ElephantA true conservation project, back to basics in rural Sri Lanka. Help conserve elephants and other wildlife whilst helping the people of this remote national park community.

Your work activities will vary. One moment you could be laying cameras to identify new leopard trails, and then next you could be staying overnight in a tree-house to watch for elephants. Here you’ll work with the excellent Sri Lankan Wildlife Conservation Society.

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MARINE PROJECTS

SharkHelp to preserve threatened and endangered marine species by contributing to very necessary conservation research. You don’t need any qualifications, just a love of marine life and nature in general.

Can’t make up your mind between a marine project and a land-based one? Why not do both. You can combine two projects of any type and you’ll get a large discount on the second one. Please speak to us about which are the best projects to suit what you’re looking for.

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Marine Research Internships near Cape Town in South Africa

DolphinsThis is an excellent marine internship programme for interns working in the unique marine environment at the tip of Africa - home to one of the densest populations of Great White Sharks in the world.

It is the breeding area of the endangered Southern Right Whale and home of one of the threatened colonies of the African Penguin, as well as resident populations of Dolphins, Seals and thousands of Seabirds. Located near Cape Town.

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Marine Conservation with Dolphins and Whales in Mauritius

Volunteer with AnimalMonitor wild Dolphin and Whale populations along the coast of Mauritius and make a vital contribution to the work of a local NGO.

You'll help raise awareness about the impact of tourism on these species, aiming to ensure a sustainable future for all. This fantastic research opportunity would suit anyone with a love of the outdoors and a passion for marine life.

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Great White Shark Project near Cape Town in South Africa

Shark DivingEver fancied cage diving with the Great White? It's an experience not to be missed and definitely one for your "Top 10 things to do in your lifetime" list! You'll get lots of training and much of the work is out at sea.

Cage diving with the sharks may depend on your ability. A deeply fascinating project that gets the adrenalin pumping. You'll learn a lot and have an awesome experience. 

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Multi-Marine Project with Diverse Marine Species near Cape Town in South Africa

Seal PupThis placement is exciting! Here you'll work with Sharks, Whales, Penguins, Tourism, Research and Community Development, and you’ll also regularly see Dolphins and lots of Seals. You’ll be taught, guided and lectured by very skilled field teams.

You'll go out to sea frequently and get involved with observing behavior and interactions of marine species around the boat. You'll record your observations onto datasheets, including data such as sex, size, markings and behavior. White beaches, blue ocean and two hours from the world's third favorite city - Cape Town.

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Volunteer with Dolphins in Western Australia

DolphinsThis fascinating and very worthwhile project give you high levels of personal satisfaction and you'll contribute to the well-being of dolphins, in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia!

The sheer size, amazing natural wealth, awesome scenery and huge variety of plant and animal life make Australia an essential destination for anyone with a passion for nature and wildlife.

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Amazon Rainforest Conservation Case Study

Amazon Conservation Project

Read a Case Study by Travellers Worldwide Volunteer Carys Hutton on the Amazon Rainforest Conservation Project in Peru. Read more...

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