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Auditing Sharks in South Africa

Be among the first to research shysharks, catsharks, pajama sharks, and other small shark species, some of which live nowhere else in the world. They could disappear before humans get to learn much about them: 25 percent of the world’s shark and ray species (their relatives) face extinction. That’s why scientists want your help. Very little is known about the sharks in Walker Bay. To better protect them, scientists urgently need to understand the diversity of species and how they are distributed throughout the bay.

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  • Program ID: #2581
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    Walker Bay
    South Africa
    34° 27' 45.2196" S, 19° 20' 50.9028" E
    ZA

Dolphin & Whale Research, South Africa

Become a marine conservation volunteer and work on dolphin and whale research projects, helping to understand more about these magnificent species. Marine conservation volunteers will also have the opportunity to assist with community education projects on the South African coastline and aid with maintaining the high coastline quality. Opportunities also exist to volunteer with sea turtle and penguin rescue and monitor river health.

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A Primate Saving Photo Initiative

Photographers are needed to help document all the monkeys at this monkey sanctuary just outside Plettenburg Bay in South Africa. The sanctuary is open to the public and the monkeys in the sanctuary roam freely as they would in the wild. The aim of the project is that visitors leave with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing. One of the main goals is to educate the public about the adverse effects of keeping primates and birds as pets, in terms of both physical and psychological health.

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Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Volunteer, South Africa

Work on dolphin and whale research projects and become a marine conservation volunteer on the beautiful coast of South Africa. Based in Plettenberg Bay, the aim of this project is to change the way people think and behave in their lives, to lead a more sustainable co-existence with the natural world. The long term goal is to establish a marine park. Our volunteers have the chance to assist with this goal by working on a variety of projects including: Marine eco-tourism Monitoring & Cleaning Campaigns Conservation Education Initiatives Collection and Rehabilitation of Turtles and Penguins Supervised Collection of Aquarium Species Fin Profiling & Spatial Distribution Programs   Volunteers on this program have the chance to learn invaluable skills which can be taken away and used on other conservation initiatives.

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Wildlife Awareness - South Africa

Travel to South Africa’s iconic bushveld and discover the Big 5 and more when you join this conservation awareness project in protected areas/ reserves of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. You will learn about the local ecosystems, how to identify animals and their behaviour as well as touch upon various topics from the local history and fascinating plant life of the area to astronomy for a well-rounded base of conservation knowledge.

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  • Program ID: #2519
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    KZN
    South Africa
    26° 54' 20.3796" S, 32° 32' 9.3084" E
    ZA

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