Due to human encroachment and illegal practises such as poaching, habitats and wildlife are under serious threat. Wildlife conservation programmes are vitally important in the effort to keep species and habitats protected and healthy. Volunteers are key in this effort, and can help enormously by mapping habitats and working with local communities to ensure conservation efforts are put in place.
By producing baseline data and monitoring the changes in biodiversity in different areas of the world, volunteers have the opportunity to contribute to the protection of threatened ecosystems, and will have the privilege of observing wildlife in its natural habitat. This vital work can help shape environmental politics, educate local communities and have a real positive impact on conservation globally.
Frontier offers a great range of conservation programs around the world, offering you the chance to further your career in conservation or to simply enjoy an exotic location while working to preseve endangered species. Our volunteers help produce a wealth of conservation survey data as well as peer-reviewed scientific articles in regards to some of the most remote or endangered habitats and species.
We can offer qualifications and field study opportunities, from the BTEC in Tropical Habitat Conservation, to a placement on which to research your master's degree or PHd. Here is a small selection of the wildlife conservation projects tgar we offer:
• Work at a conservation project in the Costa Rican jungle, studying the effects of Climate Change and monitoring endangered species
• Help rehabilitate sloths and primates at a rescue centre in Costa Rica
• Monitor and catalogue species including lemurs in Madagascar, while living at a picturesque and vibrant beach camp on a remote island
• Work with species including bush babies, fruit bats and flying foxes on a protected research park in the spice islands of Tanzania
• Help protect sea turtles, nests and hatchlings in Greece
• Help offer a brighter future to elephant and rhino species threatened by human-animal conflict in Africa
For more info on our wildlife conservation projects, visit our website, click on “Apply Now” and fill in the short application form. An advisor will then call you back to discuss your plans and help find your perfect placement.
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