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Family volunteering holiday: elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Einsatzort: Sri Lanka, Asien
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
Head into the depths of Sri Lanka's interior, where elephants roam wild and free. You and your family can help to protect a group of elephants that are living precariously alongside humans, enabling these two communities to co-exist peacefully.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

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    Enjoy watching wild elephants as you collect data about them
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    Help to collect data about the wild elephants and their ecosystem
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    Enjoy the wild beauty of Sri Lanka
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    Monitor wild elephants in Sri Lanka
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    Help to conserve wild elephants in Sri Lanka

Families with children aged 10 or over will love this project. Set in rural Sri Lanka, over 5 hours from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, the location is absolutely stunning. Meet local people who welcome you with open arms, see wild elephants roaming contentedly in the jungle and plains, and work with both communities and elephants to help them co-exist in harmony.

In recent years, the human population in Sri Lanka has been growing, and there has been a huge increase in need for food, particularly rice. Farmers are spreading into previously untouched areas, and this change has meant that increasingly humans and elephants are now forced to live together - often with tragic results.

This award-winning conservation project aims to help people and elephants to live alongside each other. Volunteers help to monitor the elephants, collect data about the environment and speak with locals about their experiences with elephants. All of this is set in the stunning mountainous backdrop of rural Sri Lanka.

You and your family will live with other volunteers in a remote volunteer house. You will share a western toilet and refreshingly cold shower. The views from the patio of the accommodation are stunning, overlooking a large reservoir and jagged mountain peaks.

Three meals per day are served, but don't hold your breath for bangers and mash! Rice is the staple here, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all boasting rice and curry dishes. Bread and spread and fruits are also available, but you will essentially be eating a traditional (and delicious!) Sri Lankan diet.

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

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Sri Lanka, Asien
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Minimum: 2 Wochen
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 800 €
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
10 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Individuell / Gruppe
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
Shared accommodation in a volunteer house. Three meals per day are served.

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