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Volunteer in Wild Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

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Volunteer in Wild Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka
From £677
Duration 14 - 84 Days
From £677
Duration 14 - 84 Days
Volunteer on the Wild Elephant volunteer project in Sri Lanka. Located in the Wasgamuwa region.

Where and when you’ll volunteer

Are you looking for meaningful Wild Elephant volunteer work? Join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s leading volunteer travel organisation, and support the Wild Elephant project in Sri Lanka.

  • Located in Sri Lanka’s Wasgamuwa region. Wild Elephant placements are scattered around the central province, allowing you to be at the heart of the local communities.
  • Runs year-round
  • Starts every Monday

What you can expect

Your tasks on the Wild Elephant Conservation project can include the following activities:

  • Observing wild elephants and human-elephant interactions
  • Monitoring the behavior of wild elephants and observing birds and other wildlife
  • Trekking to observe wildlife and birds, looking for signs of leopard and elephant activity
  • Observing various habitats and visit forest hermitages
  • Birding and observing nature around the volunteer camp
  • Monitoring electric fences erected to stop elephants from raiding village homes
  • Meeting with community leaders and members to monitor human-elephant conflict resolution projects
  • Gaining experience in the use of GPS
  • Getting involved in initiatives such as ‘Project Orange Elephant’ and using honey bees as an elephant deterrent. These initiatives aim to develop conservation strategies focused on mitigating human-elephant conflicts and conserving elephants, leopards, other wildlife and their habitats in the central and north-central provinces of Sri Lanka

IVHQ Highlights

  • Trusted by over 80,000 volunteers since 2007 – we are the world’s largest network of volunteer travelers
  • Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart – we are the world’s safest organisation
  • Program fees start from as low as $180 with a rating of 95/100 on independent review sites
  • 40+ destinations, 200+ projects available year-round
  • We have over 10 years experience and place over 18,000 volunteers abroad every year – that’s more than any other organisation
Experience Volunteering
Region Asia, South Asia
Country Sri Lanka


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