Coastal Conservation and Education Project, South Africa

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Volunteer in Plettenberg Bay as a wildlife conservation volunteer with whales, dolphins and seals!   Volunteer in Plettenberg Bay with marine wildlife including endangered species:  Coastal Conservation and Education Project's vision is to create a conservation model for Plettenberg Bay that ensures the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through community involvement, management and research.  You will be assisting in boat and land based surveys where the data … [Read more...]

Safeguarding Whales and Dolphins in Costa Rica

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Golfo Dulce, a narrow inlet on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, provides a great habitat for whales and dolphins. It remains quite pristine, since many of the tourists who visit Costa Rica each year haven’t discovered it yet; giving us a chance to conduct baseline surveys and to see what the ecosystem needs to remain healthy.  By tracking the distribution and abundance of cetaceans in Golfo Dulce, we can make sure that we have the information that we need to protect them when tourism … [Read more...]

ORCA Volunteer Programme

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Officially created in 2001, the Volunteer Program, has been designed to increase understanding and awareness about conservation issues and initiatives, and to help create a conservation model for the Plettenberg Bay area. People from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds come from all over the world to learn while helping us further our work in sustaining marine and coastal resources. Our projects are based both on land and sea, with daily activities which include whale and dolphin watching, … [Read more...]

Studying whales, dolphins and turtles around the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean

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This expedition will take you to the Azores Archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to study whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles. You will photograph whales and dolphins and record them for local and international monitoring databases as part of a small international team. You will listen to and make recordings of whale and dolphin vocalisations and capture loggerhead turtles in the open ocean for tagging and release. All this in an effort to elucidate the animals’ life histories and … [Read more...]