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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 £1,100

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 £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.

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from £2,450

Conservation Outdoor Education in South Africa

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

These 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 £1,745

Volunteer With Dolphins Near Perth

Duration: from 6 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Australia

This 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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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 £1,686

Galapagos Conservation, Teaching & Adventure

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 and teaching indigenous tribes.

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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 £4,800

Marine Scientist Training

Duration: from 12 weeks
Countries: Bahamas

Learn the practical skills required to become a Marine Scientist whilst helping us to create marine parks with the Bahamas National Trust! No previous experience required!

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from £595

Marine Conservation & Diving

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

In partnership with the WWF, we 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 £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 £1,875

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 £1,765

Amazon Guide Brazil

Duration: 4 weeks
Countries: Brazil

Travel to Brazil and into the heart of the world’s largest jungle. Learn Portuguese, teach English, teach about sustaining the Amazon and assist as a guide in exiting overnight survival trips!

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from £3,749

Nature & Marine Guide Training

Duration: up to 10 weeks
Countries: South Africa

This course focuses on coaching and developing learners with the necessary guiding skills to be competent to enter the guiding industry at an introductory level.

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from £709

Volunteer at Shamwari Game Reserve

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

If exposure to the African wildlife is your dream – perhaps even working with lions - then this voluntary work will exceed your wildest expectations.

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from £1,445

Building in Tanzania

Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Our 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 £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 £1,595

Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon

Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Peru

This project in Peru is perfect for anyone who is outgoing and has a passion for wildlife. It offers volunteers the chance to get hands-on experience in the most diverse ecosystem on earth.

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