Marine Conservation Volunteering in Ireland

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  Marine Dimensions’ short term marine conservation volunteering trips have been developed as an option for students, graduates and wildlife enthusiasts who would like to experience working in the field of marine conservation and environmental education. Designed to run over a period of one or two weeks, the placements include a wide range of activities, such as assisting our biologists on our community based education programme, caring for marine animals in aquaria and … [Read more...]

Sail The Hebrides

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On board Silurian, a team of scientists and volunteers are conducting visual and acoustic surveys to find out more about the distribution, abundance, movements and behaviour of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other fauna, such as basking sharks, seals and seabirds. They also investigate high-use habitats – areas that are particularly favourable for certain species, and anthropogenic impacts – and the effects of human activity on the region’s cetaceans. As a volunteer, you will have the … [Read more...]

Marine Research Internships with Whales & Dolphins, near Cape Town in South Africa

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Our location offers significant opportunities for research as the ocean around Dyer Island is home to the most dense population of Great White Sharks.  Also, from July to December each year the bay is a vitally important breeding habitat for large numbers of the endangered Southern Right Whale.  The area is also home to populations of dolphins, as well as thousands of seals and seabirds.  Our conservation programmes offer unique year-round opportunities to work with many of these … [Read more...]

South African Penguins

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Ninety percent of the penguin population on Robben Island has disappeared over the past 100 years. You can help conserve their habitat and protect their population. Robben Island is a hotspot for seabird biodiversity, including threatened bank cormorants, African black oystercatchers, and 15,000 African penguins. It lies in the middle of major shipping lanes, and the risk of oil spills to local seabirds has been well documented. You can help a team of Earthwatch scientists to monitor seabirds on … [Read more...]

Penguin Conservation Centre

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The Penguin Conservation Centre (PCC) was founded in November 1968 to care for ill, injured and oiled seabirds. In its long history, PCC has handled an overwhelming influx of birds into the Centre and responded to every major oil spill along the South African coast.  To date, PCC has treated over 83,000 seabirds.  With opportunities to take part in regular boat release programmes at Robben Island and exposure to a variety of local seabirds, the Penguin Conservation Centre is an immensely … [Read more...]

Coastal and Marine Conservation in Ecuador

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You will be working with our partner a local NGO whose mission is the conservation of Ecuador’s marine ecosystems and resources. Our partner organization works under the guidelines of Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment (In Spanish, Ministerio del Ambiente del Ecuador – MAE). This joint work has allowed the achievement of important advances in terms of conservation.  By volunteering with this initiative, not only will you gain an invaluable experience, but you will also get to know yourself better … [Read more...]