Take part in an authentic African bush experience and embrace your wild side on this exciting new GapBreak placement! Base yourself in the heart of the South Africa bushland, and learn how to track and monitor leopards and other animals. Head out of safari in Kruger National park, and spot the Big Five.
The Black Leopard campus is based in a private wilderness reserve covering 6,000 hectares. The primary role of this volunteer work is to gather data on the behaviour of the leopard and other carnivores in the research areas.
Assist in conservation projects at a jaguar breeding ground located near the city of Curitiba. Spend one month here as part of the three month Brazil volunteering placement
. The breeding ground is a not-for-profit sanctuary encouraging the preservation of endangered species. Created in 2003, the sanctuary now cares for over 1000 species. Volunteers
can take part in this unique project by assisting in the following activities:
- Feed the animals
- Treat and take care of species
- Clean the enclosures
- Assist the biologist
- Help replant endangered plant species
- Weed control
- Maintenance of walking tracks
Experience the best that Kenya has to offer whilst working on a combination of community and wildlife volunteering programs. You will have a chance to participate on a range of marine and conservation volunteer projects as part of your three month placement. Examples of project work include:
- Conducting wildlife counts, monitoring poaching and illegal logging as part of our ongoing conservation work
- Learning about primates and their conservation from wildlife experts
- Working in the community tree nursery planting and maintaining stocks and teaching the children about the importance of forestry. This is important to minimise illegal wood poaching and charcoal burning by providing a sustainable source of wood for the community
- Enhancing visitor facilities including nature trails and a canopy walk to attract visitors to the forest.
- Developing and running environmental education workshops with the local school to teach them the value of conserving their natural resources.