Wildlife Volunteering in Africa
Start your gap year on an initiative that aims to rehabilitate African lions.It is estimated that between 80-90% of the Africa's lion population has disappeared over the last 30 years. As a volunteer you will aid rehabilitation as they undertake pre- release training in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
•pre release - cubs are removed from captive mothers are reared to learn the basic tools to build their confidence and to fend for themselves in the wild
•release stage - development in a pride system in a semi wild enclosure, practicing preying skills
•the wild - lions are released into natural social groups
In 2016 the pre-release phase is being stopped and the focus is switching to the release stage
Next, head to South Africa and volunteer on a game reserve where you will have an incredible opportunity to work with South Africa's big 5: lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, rhino and leopard. The emphasis at this game reserve is on wildlife and conservation. The reserve has a predator educational and rehabilitation centre, which houses endangered and orphaned predators such as the rare Bengal tigers, wild dogs, white lions and many more. An elephant sanctuary has also been built along with a reptile sanctuary.
Finally, it's time to make for the stunning beaches of Zanzibar in Tanzania. Here you’ll volunteer on a marine and dolphin conservation project in one of Africa’s best diving spots. This project aims to manage dolphin tourism but in a sustainable way, in which dolphin welfare comes first. Volunteering on this project will ultimately contribute in determining the path of dolphin tourism and marine conservation in the future.
From lions, to chimps to dolphins, this gap year volunteering project is an incredible opportunity for you to meet some of the world’s most popular species and contribute to their longterm preservation.
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