Blog (# conservation volunteering)


People volunteer for lots of reasons - maybe a gap year, a retirement plan, a personal challenge or a meaningful holiday. Wildlife volunteering can include collecting and inputting data, caring for animals, reforestation, minimising human-wildlife conflict, wildlife monitoring, marine and coral reef surveys or tracking animals using GPS systems. Volunteers need to be reasonably fit, but that’s the only real criteria and age is certainly no barrier – I’ve worked with volunteers aged aged between 16 and 70.

Whether your motivation is the destination, a particular species or expanded horizons there's a volunteer project that will suit you but like anything else you might buy you must do your background research and don’t take everything the salesman tells you at face value.

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