Endangered Wildlife Monitoring
The far north east of South Africa is a region blessed with diverse habitats and world class game. Supported by local conservation authorities and NGO's, including the World Wildlife Fund, this is an exciting opportunity to be directly involved with a project to conserve endangered African species such as Cheetah, African Wild Dog and Black Rhino. Priority species (those with a high ecological impact) such as elephants, lions, hyena and buffalo are also the focus of the project. Working in a small team of five people, you will be placed in one of four different reserves in Zululand: Thanda Reserve, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park or Tembe National Elephant Park. Each reserve has different vegetation and supports different animal species as a result. You will be assisting a professional wildlife monitor to track, locate, map and record all aspects of animal behaviour. Appropriate supervision and instruction will be provided. Information gathered has numerous management applications including introduction and removal of wildlife species in areas subject to poaching or habitat destruction. This is a truly unique opportunity to live, work and be totally immersed in an African wilderness environment.
|DAY 1||Arrive Durban|
|DAY 2||Full day tour of Durban and Inanda Township|
|DAY 3||Transfer to Endangered Wildlife Monitoring camp|
|DAYS 4||- 16 Project work|
|DAY 17||Transfer to Durban|
|DAY 18||trip concludes, Durban|