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Dolphin Research Project, Namibia

Join a team of dedicated scientists on our Dolphin Research Project in Namibia and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to marine research in a beautiful and remote environment.   By joining the team as an intern you will get the opportunity to gain in depth practical training in marine research techniques to study whales, dolphins and turtles. Working closely with principle investigators, interns will gain experience in: Taking photo-ID pictures Collecting behavioural data Data input Making acoustic recordings Shore based tracking of animals Attendance at whale and dolphin strandings Working with archived skeletal material Small boat skippering  Interns will also have the opportunity to join the community outreach programme, visiting local schools to increase marine awareness and education.

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  • Program ID: #2584
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    Walvis Bay
    United States
    22° 57' 43.8732" S, 14° 31' 3.8856" E
    US

Penguin Research in Argentina

Researchers don’t know exactly how or where penguins get their food, because it happens beneath the ocean. Join a team of scientists making cutting-edge use of technology solve this mystery, which could have important implications how we work to conserve this beloved bird. Travel to the rookeries—nesting colonies—on the dramatic rocky shores of Argentina’s Golfo San Jorge to investigate. Spend your days in a national park, getting up close and personal with penguins in a colony with about 9,000 breeding pairs.

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  • Program ID: #2582
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    Chubut
    United States
    42° 43' 38.5572" S, 65° 4' 11.3664" W
    US

Tracking Wolves in Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of the few places where you can get a sense of North America as it was before European settlers arrived. Only five percent of Canada’s native grasslands remain, and they are right here, filled with iconic native animals like wolves, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and eagles. Hike off-trail through rugged parts of the park that tourists never see, past grizzly bears and herds of elk, to help researchers untangle the complex interactions between wolves, elk, and fire.

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  • Program ID: #2580
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    Waterton Lakes
    Canada
    49° 5' 20.5332" N, 113° 59' 7.2672" W
    CA

Tibetan Teaching, India

An opportunity to volunteer to teach English as a foreign language and Computers to Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, Northern India, the centre of the Tibetan exile government and the residence of H.H. Dalai Lama. You can join for 3 to 6 months periods and we have places available from June onwards.  English TEFL & computer teachers all welcome. Cost for food (3 meals a day), lodging in school and project support is £135 for any duration.

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Pacific Sea Turtle Volunteer Project, Costa Rica

Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica as one of our marine conservation volunteers, and join this Olive Ridley turtle programme in the spectacular Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica on Drake Bay, home to over 25 dolphin and whale species and the Olive Ridley Turtle. Marine conservation volunteers will take part in night surveys, monitoring eggs and baby turtles, releasing baby turtles into the ocean and helping with local conservation education projects.

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