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Saving Queensland's Manatees & Dolphins

Australia Manatee

Moreton Bay is home to Moreton Island, which attracts many tourists with its crystal-clear lakes, pristine lagoons, and abundant marine life. But as Brisbane grows, this vital marine ecosystem faces extreme threats from coastal development, pollution, and increased freight traffic (the city has one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports). Help scientists figure out exactly how industrialization is affecting Moreton Bay by snorkeling, boating, and wading in its clear waters.

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  • Program ID: #2583
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    Moreton Bay
    Australia
    27° 11' 56.9364" S, 153° 22' 24.726" E
    AU

Conservation Volunteers Australia & New Zealand

Become a conservation volunteer in locations across Australia and New Zealand.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to carry out tree planting, trail construction, wildlife surveying, invasive species control and a range of other environmental volunteer projects. Volunteer as part of a team and meet new people from across Australia and the world. You can volunteer in Australia or New Zealand for between 1 week and 12 weeks in duration, and we have places available throughout the year.

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Conservation Volunteers in Australia and New Zealand

Volunteer in an extraordinary range of locations across Australia and New Zealand and work on a range of conservation projects to protect, preserve and restore their natural environments.  We have 10 locations across Australia and 3 in New Zealand often in places where tourists don't normally get to visit. Volunteers can choose a starting location and will normally travel to a new project every week. Working in teams of up to ten you will get a chance to get involved with: Tree planting Seed Collection Walking Trail Construction Heritage Restoration As a volunteer you will receive the opportunity to learn about the conservation issues faced by Australia and New Zealand as well as learning practical conservation skills.

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Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Earthwatch Expedition: Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

On Orpheus Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, coral diseases threaten reef ecosystems. Join us in these pristine waters down under to conduct underwater surveys, tag and photograph diseased areas, and monitored and assess coral conditions. In the aquarium, you will conduct experiments on how changes in light, temperature, pH, and nutrients impact diseased corals.

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  • Program ID: #1725
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    Orpheus Island Brisbane
    Australia
    18° 36' 57.8448" S, 146° 29' 49.92" E
    AU

Wildlife of Australia's Cloud Forests

Earthwatch Expedition: Wildlife of Australia's Cloud Forests

The wet tropics of Queensland represent the last remaining part of Australia’s primeval forest. In a home to parrots, pythons, possums, and tree kangaroos, we need volunteers to help shape our understanding of how climate change alters landscapes, and what this means for the creatures who live there. Volunteers will spot nocturnal wildlife, conduct surveys of birds, lizards and frogs, and more.

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  • Program ID: #1803
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    Cairns Wet Tropics
    Australia
    17° 28' 46.3224" S, 145° 44' 2.1372" E
    AU

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