Wildlife conservation projects

We realize that no two people are alike, which is why we have a variety of intership- and volunteer projects for you to choose from. Learn about Wildlife Conservation here.
Below you will find a couple of projects with who we work close together. Are you interested in another organization? Contact us directly and find out what else we have to offer.

Wildlife Conservation in the Klein Karoo
Location: Oudtshoorn

Interns and volunteers team up with a ranger of the organization and get exposed to as many facets as possible in the given time. There are over 20 species of animals, and 217 species of birds.
As an intern or volunteer you will work with the three Elephants at the organization, assist at the Meerkat Research Project, and participate in road maintenance, fencing and much more

Wildlife conservation
Location: Addo

During a 4- or 8- week program you can help with different projects, like:
– Research projects: you will keep yourself busy with monitoring animals, through trail cameras. Supervise their activities in progress and learn of their behavior.
– Conservation management: You will help the conservation management with maintenance of the area. The tasks exist of helping a bee farming project, litter and clean up patrols, light maintenance of road and other crucial infrastructure.
– Additional conservation activities: assisting the local communities with activities like cleaning, day care work, painting of schools, maintenance and helping outreach programme.
– Practical and theory: there must also be room to learn something. That is why you will participate in game drives, where you will learn how to track animals.

Marine Conservation
Location: Gansbaai

The organization is located in Gansbaai and focuses on marine ecotourism, wildlife and conservation. Interns and Volunteers will be part of the crew, assisting clients on the boat who are taking part in the shark cage dive experience or going on a whale-watching tour. As an intern or volunteer, you will also be assisting on various aspects of Marine Dynamic`s research and commercial ventures.For those who want to make a meaningful contribution towards marine conservation in South Africa, it is an incredibly valuable program.

Seabird Conservation
Location: Cape Town

Follow your internship or volunteer with a non-profit organization whose focuses on reversing the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds.

Some of the tasks you can expect to do:

  • Scrubbing and cleaning of bird enclosures, mats and crates
  • Cleaning of equipment used in food preparation and feeding
  • Assisting in maintaining the permanent bird exhibit
  • Catching and handling of different seabird species
  • Feeding (force feeding and free feeding) of different seabird species
  • Administering medication to different seabird species