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Environmental Opportunities

Ecotourism has never been so important. Global environmental issues such as climate change, logging, conservation, overpopulation, water and air pollution and illegal dumping of waste are damaging jungles, rainforests, coral, animal population and homes for people in some seriously substandard townships the world over.

Environmental opportunities made available to people on their gap years can help eradicate the destruction caused by these disasters and help make the suffering destinations beautiful again. Ecotourism volunteers can assist in marine conservation projects on the Galapagos Islands or learn all about eco-development in a remote South American village. Animal conservation is also a major issue within ecotourism and there are many different types of projects that focus on this crucial concern, such as saving the White Tiger in India or the Pandas in China. The possibilities are endless and so are the rewards.

Volunteers taking part in environmental opportunities abroad often live amongst the local community usually with their own room in a homestay or a shared bedroom in a local dorm. If ecotourism is something you’re interested in then ensure to secure a placement on your gap year.

from £1,686

Galapagos Conservation + Teaching + Adventure Week

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Ecuador

Go on...have it all...Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos.... getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation, teaching indigenous tribes ...

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from £1,595

Conservation work in the Peruvian Amazon

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Peru

Our Conservation Project in Peru is perfect for anyone who is outgoing and has a passion for wildlife. Based deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, it offers volunteers the chance to get...

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from £1,875

Wildlife conservation, teaching + elephant safari

Duration: from 6 to 10 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

Live and work in a private game reserve to help with their elephant safari’s, wildlife and environment conservation, teaching and community building.

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from £1,877

Internship + Volunteering in Tanzania

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Combine an internship in teaching, care, media, business or law in the safari capital of Arusha. Perfectly placed to add 4 weeks of volunteering at the Indian Ocean Coast.

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from £1,795

Internships + Galapagos Conservation

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Ecuador

Combine an internship in either medicine, teaching, care or business in Quito, perfectly placed to add a further 3 weeks of conservation and community projects on the Galapagos + adventure week.

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from 1,995 CAD

Amazon Ranch Project

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: Guyana

Travel back in time and volunteer at old school ranch where everything still runs on man and horse power in Guyana’s Rupununi Savannah, South America’s only English Speaking Country!...

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from £1,445

Building in Tanzania

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

The Projects Abroad building placement in Tanzania will provide volunteers with a challenging and rewarding experience. The work you do will make a lasting difference to the lives of the local people.

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from £2,579

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Duration: from 8 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Game Ranger qualification.

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from £1,090

Internships in Cape Town

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

If you have skills in Graphic Design, Social Media and PR or Permaculture, use your skills and intern to further the interests of a hard working tree-planting NGO in Cape Town.

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from £1,765

Amazon Guide Brazil

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Brazil

Travel to Brazil one of the world’s largest countries in to the heart of the worlds largest jungle. Learn Portuguese, Teach the staff English, educate the public about the importance to sustain the...

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from €420 EUR

Discover Siberia on the Great Baikal Trail

Duration: from 14 Days to 14 Days
Countries: Russia

We invite you to volunteer on one of our summer camps along the Great Baikal Trail. These camps present a great opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lakes in the world. ...

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from £999

Be Part of an Ocean Research Team

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

Volunteer with the O.R.C.A. Foundation, in conjunction with Ocean Blue Adventures, and contribute to marine conservation in South Africa. During your stay in Plettenberg Bay, (one of the most...

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£2,450

Conservation Outdoor Education in South Africa

Duration: from 2 Months to 11 Months
Countries: South Africa

Conservation and Outdoor Education placements are based in KwaZulu Natal where volunteers will spend their time helping to organise environmental education programmes for groups of school children.

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from £1,100

Mauritius Marine Research Project

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: Mauritius

Help protect dolphin and whale populations on Mauritius by working towards bringing in sustainable tourism practices...

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from £595

Marine Conservation & Diving - Fiji, Madagascar, +

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 6 Months
Countries: Thailand, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Honduras, Guatemala, Greece, Fiji

In 1989, In partnership with the WWF, Frontier helped set up a protected marine research park in Tanzania. Since then we have developed marine projects in Fiji, Madagascar and many other countries.

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from £709

Volunteer with African Wildlife at the Shamwari Game Reserve

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

Volunteering on this game reserve we can promise you the experience of a lifetime! You will assist the award-winning conservation team. If exposure to the African wildlife is your dream – perhaps...

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from £1,545

Conservation work in Costa Rica

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

If you are passionate about conservation, and want to try something completely different, then join Projects Abroad in Costa Rica and be sure to have the time of your life! Costa Rica is a country...

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from £1,745

Volunteer With Dolphins Near Perth

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Australia

his 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!

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£3,749

Nature & Marine Guide Training

Duration: from 10 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

This is a 10 week course which focuses on coaching and developing learners with the necessary guiding skills to be competent to enter the guiding industry at an introductory level. Each week focuses...

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