Dolphin and whale conservation is an excellent way to get some work experience under your belt if you’re interested in a career as a marine biologist. Your help could help increase the number of whales and dolphins currently inhabiting our seas and oceans and improve their quality of life.
There are a number of issues that currently plague the community of whales and dolphins, including deliberate human acts such as shootings and spearings, as well as accidental incidents like boat strikes and entanglements. There are a number of regional issues to add to that list such as the killing of whales for oil in Iceland and dolphins kept in captivity in Japan so that they can become ‘performers’ for people’s amusement.
Volunteer with whales and dolphins and you could spend your days monitoring the movements and behaviour of the native whales and dolphins in your area, assist in creating policy to help protect them in the future and work with the indigenous people to educate them on conservation. If you wish to volunteer with whales and dolphins on your gap year get in contact with someone who can help you today.
Dive in crystal blue water and discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with the local management of marine protected areas.
Contribute to the small fishing villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi’s sustainable use of marine resources, while researching dolphin tourism and monitoring human-dolphin interaction.
Play an important role in marine conservation by researching and observing bottlenose dolphins on the stunning northeast coast of the Adriatic sea.
Get up close and personal with dolphins on a paradise island setting in Western Australia, how good is that?!
Help support a team of marine biologists in vital whale and dolphin conservation in the stunning island archipelago of the Azores.
Live on Frontier’s purpose built research beach camp in the south Pacific and get involved with the conservation of these beautiful, vital and yet most misunderstood animals of the sea.
Volunteer in Mozambique on this project and help with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
This project will give you the perfect opportunity to learn about these creatures and gain experience in conservation as your gap year working with threatened whale and dolphin populations.
Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat.
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.