Program Details

Threatened Australian wildlife research and education
Location:
Gladstone, Australia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Animals
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Endangered Species Conservation centre runs a number of captive breeding programs and conducts critical research into Australian wildlife in partnership with universities, Government agencies and zoological institutions. The program focuses on threatened species, in particular the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby and Northern and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats. It is the only captive breeding facility for Bridled Nailtail Wallabies in the world. The faciltiy also operates as a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service, providing medical care for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife is cared for until it is strong enough to be returned to the wild. The dedicated staff at the Endangered Species Conservation centre encourage everyone to be actively involved in the conservation of native animals and they deliver a range of educational programs to community groups, industry bodies, school groups and individuals. They welcome students and volunteers from all over the world to learn about Australian wildlife and contribute to their breeding, research and education programs.

Setting Description:
The Gladstone Region is located on Queensland’s Central Coast at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Its sub-tropical climate is perfect for year-round boating, fishing and swimming. With 14 off-shore islands, Gladstone provides the perfect base to explore all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer, including uninhabited coral cays, secluded beaches and an array of beautiful marine life.
Cost:
From $814 USD. Includes meals and accommodation

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Age requirement is 18 years of age.
Scholarships:
No

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