Program Details

Volunteers can participate in a range of projects whilst on the programme, including: Lion Monitoring Anti-Poaching Activities Habitat Management Scientific Research Community Development The focus of the scientific aspect is on dai
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education, Environment
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteers and interns form part of the conservation monitoring and tracking team, and have a rare opportunity to gain authentic field experience whilst making a valuable contribution to the long-term conservation of the white lions. You can participate in a range of projects including Lion Monitoring, Anti-Poaching Activities, Scientific Research and Environmental Education You can join for 1 week up to 12 weeks all year round and we have places all throughout 2013 and 2014 available. Individuals, groups, students doing research all welcome.

Volunteers can participate in a range of projects whilst on the programme, including: Lion Monitoring Anti-Poaching Activities Habitat Management Scientific Research Community Development The focus of the scientific aspect is on daily monitoring (dawn and dusk) of the two prides reintroduced to free-roaming conditions in their endemic habitat. The project offers an exclusive opportunity for suitable volunteers to form part of the conservation monitoring and tracking team.

There are only an estimated 500 white lions worldwide - in captivity. Regarded by African tribal elders as the most sacred animal on the African continent, this rarest of rarities have been hunted to extinction in the wild by trophy hunters and poachers who pay astronomical sums to shoot a white lion for pleasure. They have also been hunted in captivity in a notorious malpractice known as ‘canned lion hunting.’ No law protects them from being wiped off the face of the earth, so working with these magnificent creatures is an exciting prospect.
Setting Description:
Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden. Sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest, Kapama represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has distilled the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests. As part of the greater Kruger area, vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope are resident on Kapama, along with plentiful predators.
Cost:
The cost for 1 week is £430, 2 weeks is £680, 3 weeks is £930, 4 weeks is £1,080, 5 weeks is £1,305, 6 weeks is £1,530, 7 weeks is £1,668, 8 weeks is £1,880, 9 weeks is £2,093, 10 weeks is £2,180, 11 weeks is £2,380 and 12 weeks is £2,580*. This cost includes accommodation, personalised training by qualified members of the conservation and management team, cooking and laundry facilities, weekly trip to town for food & other supplies, internet & e-mail access and WorkingAbroad Projects support an

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