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Elephant and Wildlife Conservation

Einsatzort: Sri Lanka, Asien
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
The Elephant and Wildlife Conservation project has an award-winning approach to protecting elephants and wildlife which are found in the national park and local communities.You will assist their research to increase the understanding and knowledge of the 300+ elephants and other wildlife including sloth bears, leopards and jungle cats, living in the surrounding area.



Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Join this inspirational project to help wild elephants and wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka.

The project is unique in Sri Lanka as their award-winning model focuses on researching wild elephants in order to allow the local community to live peacefully with them. They help the local farmers live alongside over 300 wild elephants and other wildlife by running initiatives to reduce potential conflict.

The team are researching the population and distribution of wildlife including elephants, sloth bears, leopards, rusty-spotted cats, fishing cats, jungle cats, golden palm civets and jackals. This research is used to monitor and understand population changes.

Each day is different but volunteer tasks include helping with:

* Elephant monitoring and observations - recording population data (number, gender, age), assessing condition and documenting any injuries
* Inspecting elephant dung - to monitor the diet of the elephants
* Camera traps - setting up the camera equipment and examining photos
* Sand traps - recording tracks captured and setting up new sand traps
* Bird and wildlife research on transect walks
* Monitoring fences and elephant paths
* Assisting in building and mending fencing to protect homes and farmland from damage by elephants
* Interviewing villagers to document human-elephant conflict and help to identify practical solutions

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

We are an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1- 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Asia, Africa and Central & South America.

In this time of uncertainty during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are monitoring the global situation closely in conjunction with the UK FCDO and our local teams on the ground. The health and safety of our volunteers is our primary concern and we will only restart placements when it’s safe to do so. It’s not yet clear when this will be but we aren’t accepting new bookings for placements before 1 June 2021.

We want to reassure volunteers that you can feel confident booking an overseas volunteering placement with us and we have introduced extra flexibility to help with this.

Flexible payment terms
We are giving added flexibility on payments. Normally we ask for final payment by 8 weeks before start date, but we are reducing this to 1 month before start date for placements with start dates in 2020 and 2021. This takes some pressure off volunteers and allows us to see how the situation evolves over the coming months.

Flexible date changes
If any of our volunteers want or need to reschedule (regardless of whether it is related to Coronavirus or not!), we are happy to reschedule for up to 18 months. You just need to let us know 1 month or more before your placement date and it can be open ended if you aren’t sure when you want to reschedule to. We are keeping this free of charge for maximum flexibility!

Booking flights – wait for now
We normally recommend that volunteers book flights as soon as possible after their placement is confirmed to secure the best deals, but with the current uncertainty, it’s best to wait until travel restrictions are lifted and the airlines can confirm their schedules before booking flights and making other arrangements.

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the world has returned to some kind of normality!
So wählen wir die Organisationen auf unserem Portal aus.

Projekt-Steckbrief

Einsatzort:
Sri Lanka, Asien
Aktions-Bereich:
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Projekt-Dauer:
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 3 Monate
Beispiel-Preise:
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 1225 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 1810 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 2720 €
3 Monate: 3635 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Jederzeit möglich
Mindestalter:
18 Jahre
Höchstalter:
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Individuell
Fremdsprachen-Kenntnisse:
English is used to communicate with volunteers.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
The volunteer house is in a beautiful rural location with great views over the lake. You share a basic room with up to 7 volunteers and shared bathrooms. There is also a separate house nearby which has private bedrooms and shared bathrooms; a good option couples and families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided and included in your volunteer placement fee.

Kostenlos mehr Informationen anfordern

  • Sofort eine E-Mail mit der Website und der Telefonnummer der durchführenden Freiwilligen-Organisation
  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus

Wenn du jetzt mehr Infos anforderst, bekommt du außerdem kostenlos unseren 20-seitigen Ratgeber "So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus" im PDF-Format. Die Check-Liste für dieses Projekt haben wir darin bereits für rund 30 Qualitäts-Kriterien ausgefüllt. Das spart im Durchschnitt 60 Minuten Eigenrecherche. Und hilft entscheidend bei der Wahl des richtigen Freiwilligen-Projektes.