Volunteer With Dolphins in Bunbury, Western Australia


This project is based at a non-profit centre committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism based in the South West Coast of Australia. The Centre enables people to interact with Bottlenose dolphins in a variety of ways. There are up to 100 dolphins living in the Bay and groups of them regularly visit the shallow waters in front of the Centre. The Centre was opened in 1994, and is the first Centre in Australia dedicated entirely to dolphin research. Being a volunteer at the … [Read more...]

Naturewise – Turtle Research Greenhill Island


Conservation Volunteers staff and volunteers join Park Rangers to conduct the turtle monitoring on Greenhill Island.  Monitoring consists of nightly beach patrols of approximately three to four hours which involve walking stretches of the beach and recording data from nesting turtles.  There is also a morning survey of the beach each day to record additional overnight nesting activity.  The survey team may also conduct nest exhumations if all the hatchlings have emerged. Go to Conservation … [Read more...]

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef


Dive Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while helping Earthwatch scientists unravel the mystery of coral disease. Your work may be critical to protecting coral from disease. By joining this expedition, you’ll be at the forefront of international research on coral reef disease. You’ll live at the Orpheus Island Research Station, operated by James Cook University—actually inside the borders of the World Heritage Area. Your involvement, which will require scuba and open-water dive skills as well … [Read more...]

Eco Beach Turtle Conservation with Flatback Turtles in Australia

Play an active role in monitoring the local Flatback Turtle population during this rewarding travel experience. Located in the breathtaking natural surrounds of Eco Beach Resort, this scientific research program collects valuable data on nesting Flatback Turtles. With the guidance of Conservation Volunteers marine species research assistants, volunteers spend their time patrolling sections of the beach gathering scientific data on the species. There will also be time to relax and take in some of … [Read more...]