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Saving Koala's in Australia

In the Great Otway National Park in Victoria, Australia, koalas are widespread and relatively abundant. With the increasing impact of climate change on the environment, however, higher densities of koalas in some areas are causing declining tree conditions. Better understanding of the potential impact of climate change on koalas and their habitat will pave the way toward developing conservation solutions. You’ll have a chance to work closely with koalas and be involved in all aspects of the research: capturing and handling koalas (under the supervision of an experienced staff member), radiotracking koalas, taking measurements of trees, assessing habitats, collecting scats and preparing them for analysis, operating camera traps that automatically take pictures of passing animals, and looking for koalas at night with spotlights.

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  • Program ID: #1862
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    Great Otway National Park Apollo Bay , VIC
    Australia
    38° 46' 23.9988" S, 143° 33' 27" E
    Victoria AU

Au Pair in New Zealand

New Zealand

You can au pair in New Zealand for 6 to 12 months giving you enormous flexibility while you immerse yourself in the Kiwi culture and your New Zealand family while caring for young children. Explore the area during your time off, become a member of your new family, and have an incredible cultural experience. Walk where Lord Of The Rings (and now The Hobbit) was filmed and see if you fit in one of the round doors! Visiting the real-life Middle-earth still has a geeky allure - LOTR director Peter Jackson's filmmaking prowess still holds Wellington (aka ‘Wellywood’) in its thrall.

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  • Program ID: #1875
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    Auckland Cities throughout New Zealand
    New Zealand
    36° 49' 36.75" S, 174° 46' 13.8288" E
    NZ

Conserve Australias Endangered Plants, Animals and Habitats: Volunteer + Adventure

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Make a difference and help to restore the important natural ecosystems in Australia. You will work with other volunteers to achieve various conservation goals. International Student Volunteers (a non-profit organization) invites you to contribute to tree planting, animal husbandry and habitat restoration. After giving back, you will then reward yourself by participating in an incredible two week adventure tour, which includes snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, exploring a wildlife park and so much more! Australia has the worst record for native mammal extinctions in the world.

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Marine Conservation and Professional Diving Qualification

This diving and marine conservation internship offers unique opportunities to dive in, explore and protect a stunning underwater environment. Diving in the crystal clear waters of the Yasawa Island chain, consisting of 20 ancient islands, volcanic hillsides and pristine white-sand beaches, you'll be collecting data that will help establish community managed Marine Protected Areas and assist the community with developing sustainable management plans.

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Fiji: Marine Conservation

Join Greenforce Fiji, our volunteer marine survey group, and you’ll soon find yourself living on a stunning South Pacific island being taught how to dive in the crystal blue Pacific Ocean. Spend your days diving on exquisite coral reefs collecting vital survey data with our Marine Biologists and help create a Seascape multi-use reserve in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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