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Marine Conservation in South Africa

Einsatzort: Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to turtle, shark, potato bass and whale research in Sodwana Bay; one of the world’s prime dive locations. Join an active research team and assist their contribution to global marine conservation.



Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Volunteer role at the project:

Volunteers assist with several research projects within the iSamangaliso Wetland park, these may include:

  • Reef surveys
  • Data collection on megafauna populations
  • Turtle, shark, potato bass and whale monitoring
  • Uploading photographs of individual sightings to global and regional databases
  • Contributing to Citizen Science ID databases

Each day is different and research activities may depend on the time of year and weather conditions.

Volunteers learn various skills while in the marine camp, including the use of underwater camera equipment for photographic databases and identification techniques.

If you are a beginner diver you will complete your PADI Open Water training during your first week. Qualified Open Water divers are given the opportunity to complete a PADI Advanced Open Water course, or depending on the length of your stay, choose from a range of dive specialty courses (e.g. Deep Diver, Nitrox, Peak Performance Buoyancy, etc) or the Rescue Diver course.

How the project is making a difference:

The project’s primary objective is to monitor the fauna and flora of Sodwana Bay, part of the iSamangaliso Wetland Park which is South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The project collects biodiversity data and monitors species distribution on the reef. This data is used to identify migratory patterns and population densities in the area. Research is also focused on whether environmental conditions affect sighting rates. Turtles, rays, sharks and groupers make up the majority the research, however volunteers also record sightings of endemic, iconic and rarely seen species.

The project also work with the local community to teach them about the importance of protecting their local marine ecosystems.

Why volunteers are needed:

Research and data collection is labour intensive, so volunteers are an essential part of the project.

Volunteers help to document various types of megafauna, as well as assisting in the collection of basic environmental and behavioral data. Volunteers contribute to Citizen Science ID databases which is a platform used to centralise knowledge about the biodiversity of southern Africa’s fauna and flora.

Volunteers also upload all data and photographs and personal sightings they collect to global databases.

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 around the world.

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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!

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the time is right for your trip!
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Projekt-Steckbrief

Einsatzort:
Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich:
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Projekt-Dauer:
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 3 Monate
Beispiel-Preise:
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 1480 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 2085 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 3735 €
3 Monate: 6210 €
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:
Volunteers must be confident communicating in English
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
Volunteers may have their own cabin or share with one other volunteer, bathrooms are in a separate building. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the main house, food is provided but volunteers cook their own meals.

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  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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