Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition
from £1145 GBP
to £3445 GBP
Get up close and personal with South Africa’s world-famous wildlife!
Working on a private game reserve, you will be volunteering with an international team to collect behavioural data on predators and large herbivores, including lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, rhino and elephant. You will be trained to use research equipment in order to locate predators in the reserve and you will get to grips with large animal identification. The training will all cover behavioural studies of wildlife, the importance of the local environment and the threats to it.
A typical day involves heading out into the reserve to track the wildlife and conduct research from the game vehicles. When you are not on a game drive you will be bringing all the data together back at the camp.
There may also be opportunities to participate in educational days with local children, which involve planning and teaching fun and interactive lessons on the importance of conservation.
Over 150 critical conservation and humanitarian projects worldwide rely on Global Vision International (GVI) for volunteers, promotion and direct funding. GVI works locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through environment research, conservation and education. In 2006, 78% of all volunteer contributions received were spent directly in field. With unparalleled in-country support, GVI volunteers benefit from exceptional training and a careers abroad job placement scheme.