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Lola participated to the mission Vervets Monkey Sanctuary in South Africa

Mission of 30 days, carried out in October 2018

My participation

Horaire:
- Beginning of the day at 7h
- End of the day according to the mission, about 16h / 16h30, later for the baby shifts and integration of the monkeys (18h)
- Possibility of night shifts with babies

Job :
- Give water and enrichment to monkeys
- Give the milk via the cages to the babies adopted by troops and thus having no contact with the man
- Prepare food in the morning
- Help the workers (cut fruits, wash plates, prepare bowls, distribute food
- Monitor the integration of monkeys from one cage to another or in a troop
- Participate in the overall maintenance throughout the refuge
- Cook for volunteers
- Take care of babies and their integration

My expectations

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, it matched my expectations perfectly.

My advice

The toilets and showers are outside, not in the rooms, and the toilets are dry with a lot of midges / smells, you have to have it in mind.

The mission Sanctuary vervet monkeys, South Africa

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Lucie participated (e) Mission monitoring Wildlife, South Africa

Mission 14 days, conducted in November 2018
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My participation

The missions are GPS tracking of animals, and counts of animals (wild dogs, lions, vultures, etc.).
We must also note if some animals have problems, if there is a change in behavior.
In the morning, departure to 4h30, return to camp to 10h. In the afternoon, we left between 15h30 and 16h30 depending on the heat, and back to camp between 19h and 20h.

My expectations

Beautiful Park (Hluhluwe), the monos very nice, a very nice experience

My advice

Beware, it's very cold in the morning! Make the onion, and take enough to remove the thickness as the day. The weather changes very quickly, take raincoats (impers pants too)

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in the monitoring of wildlife in South Africa. The welcome project is dedicated to the preservation of the wild fauna of the bush and more particularly ...
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Tina participated (e) Mission monitoring Wildlife, South Africa

Mission in August 2018

My participation

My experiences with this project have been absolutely amazing and unforgettable - experiences that will stay with me forever. It was a childhood dream to be able to visit Africa and see the wildlife in its natural home, specifically elephants. Each time I visit South Africa, I leave a little piece of my heart behind. I can not wait to return for my next experience with this project; I would go back tomorrow if I could!

With each project you get to be part of real conservation, learning from amazingly dedicated and knowledgeable wildlife monitors, being part of a small team of international volunteers who are quickly getting to know the wildlife. There is nothing like having an African elephant walk directly on the road towards you, seeing a lion's nest, and spotting an African Wild Dog pack. These are experiences that most people will never have.

Though you can not find the animals you are looking for, there is no shortage of things to see. There is amazing bird life, plants and trees, all around the reserves. You will quickly learn the difference between a nyala and an impala! There are a lot of opportunities in the world, and just being in South Africa and taking care of the natural surroundings is enough.

While not all of the work is easy or pretty, you know what you are doing is actually making a difference to the conservation and future of these animals and the reserves.

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in the monitoring of wildlife in South Africa. The welcome project is dedicated to the preservation of the wild fauna of the bush and more particularly ...
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Tolga participated (e) Mission Wildlife Monitoring, South Africa

Mission in September 2018

My participation

For a first time in South Africa, you will find that this project goes out of their way to deliver and provide everything that they state in their project descriptions. It is by far Real Africa and Real Conservation from the moment you arrive at your project location. I am so grateful to the wonderful monitors at Somkhanda and Manyoni that made me fall in love with the bush and made me understand the true meaning of wildlife conservation. If you want to monitor and protect the wildlife, then this is the project for you. I will be coming back !!!

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in the monitoring of wildlife in South Africa. The welcome project is dedicated to the preservation of the wild fauna of the bush and more particularly ...
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Judith took part in the Wildlife Monitoring Mission, South Africa

Mission in June 2018

My participation

I volunteered with this project for a month in September 2018 at iMfolozi Park and Tembe Elephant Park. This project delivers a real wildlife conservation experience. It's a hands-on experience ethical teaching practices. It's an opportunity to work alongside elephant and lion experts, a chance to meet other volunteers from around the world, and have unforgettable wildlife sightings. Thank you for this truly remarkable experience.

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in the monitoring of wildlife in South Africa. The welcome project is dedicated to the preservation of the wild fauna of the bush and more particularly ...
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Erick participated (e) Mission Wildlife Monitoring, South Africa

Mission in March 2018

My participation

An absolutely enriching experience. It is not only about helping animals, it is about getting involved in this problem of conserving endangered animals; about contributing to preserve their habitat; What are the major issues facing conservation and why? And probably a factor of utmost importance: about spreading the word and raising awareness. Species are disappearing from their habitats because of human activity. There are many ways of contributing to wildlife conservation, one of the organizations tackling the many problems facing the endangered species of South Africa.

Being in the field of monitoring various priority species daily, we are exposed to mind-blowing wildlife experiences. The contribution of a volunteer can appear at a glance, however, in this contribution adds up day-by-day, with the help of the monitoring team providing information to help maintain the equilibrium of the entire ecosystem. This includes endangered and non-endangered species, their habitat, and the endangering of the threat of extinction.

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in the monitoring of wildlife in South Africa. The welcome project is dedicated to the preservation of the wild fauna of the bush and more particularly ...
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Maurice participated (e) Mission Ecological monitoring and surveillance in the community reserve Bouche du Roy in Benin

Mission 15 days, conducted in November 2018
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My participation

Ecological monitoring - recording information on threatened flora and fauna - remains very varied: monitoring the mangrove / red mangrove, birds / 5 varieties, search for animal traces and pose of camera, night patrol for the recovery of the eggs of turtles, followed by sea and continental fishing, sensitization of villagers to restrict wood consumption.
Generally I participated in 2 different activities per day 1 from 8 to 13h then 16 to 18 or 22 at midnight. But it is the land that commands, some survey points are 1h30 canoe or the village head is absent and we can not always circulate freely for our mission.
The contribution is not really obvious, the monitoring is still in its infancy and our questioning brings a methodological reflection to a young Beninese team that relies a lot on trainees. But this should evolve by delegating a little more to eco-volunteers in the future.

My expectations

An immersion in a fishing village Eco-Lodge to be very close to the people during 15j and multiplying the unlikely encounters facilitated by the reception and smile of Beninese. Every day had its share of surprises, discoveries. As a bonus, an exceptional site among coconut trees in Avlo.

My advice

At the equipment level, the day held summer, light shirts with long sleeves and pants in the evening. Think about rain business especially to protect backpack and camera. Do not fear the canoe and travel to the back of the bike Possibility to swim in a hotel pool or in the river. Do not hesitate to go to the site of Eco-Benin very rich. A detailed program - although changes are inevitable - will be communicated a few days before departure. The smart little Benin

What I retain

15j. awareness of our environment and a lot of exchange with trainees of different nationality

My assets

Reinforcing anti wasting behavior

The ecological monitoring mission, South Benin

Ecological monitoring in a community reserve of South Benin During this mission, you will contribute to the ecological monitoring and the surveillance in ...
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Marco participated in the mission Study and Conservation of the Long-tailed Otter, Brazil

Mission 15 days, conducted in July 2018
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My participation

more than expected ... The first week no intervention in the center, mainly the hike to discover the island in all its splendor and possible traces of wild otters ...
second week in turn, 8h00 cleaning pens, preparing meals of animals and feeding same thing to 16h30 and meanwhile maintenance work of the center according to the needs and skills of each: fence, weeding, wood, fishing , gravel, etc ... In joy and good mood according to the pace of each ... Todo bem!

My expectations

great welcome and exceptional site a few meters from the lagoon of Péri. Environment beyond our expectations of course ... Marmosets, toucans and many guests for us exotic forest nearby. Quality welcome structure In addition to otters you will have to take care of martens, ferrets and a raccoon ... Soon a couple of giant otters! A team at the top, that good will never dismantled by the vagaries of the center ... Tranquilo!

My advice

good physical condition ... Do some hikes before leaving to keep pace! Plan a minimum of 3 weeks for more implications with otters, better know them and consider experiments with (toys to make ...) revise your Spanish or learn Portuguese especially for life outside the center

What I retain

Fitness, potato and smiles !!! better knowledge of the animal in question

My assets

the chainsaw !!

Otter mission long tail, Brazil

The project's main objective is to study and protect otters in Brazil. This eco-volunteering mission offers you the opportunity to study wild long-tailed otters in their ...
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Anouk took part in the Expeditions expedition to the Pelagos Sanctuary: Study of Cetaceans and Biodiversity, France

Mission of 7 days, carried out in June 2018
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My participation

The mission is to embark on a sailboat for a few days, far from the land and its daily life, in the company of unknown people and to know, ready to share the same experience. The objective is the cetacean census and the one we all have deep inside us is to spot the animals, not to miss one, to share the emotion of the meeting, to prepare good meals and all that can embellish the life on board. For lovers of the marine environment and fans of new encounters, it's really a great experience.

What I retain

The desire to leave

The Cetaceans mission Pelagos, France

These sailing expeditions aim to study the marine biodiversity of the open sea in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuary. The crew records and ...
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