Volunteer in North America

Embark on an adventure in North America as a marine conservation volunteer, protecting the biodiversity of this fascinating continent!

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North America, the planet’s third largest continent.    Photo credit: d-maps.com

With world reknowned landscapes such as the magnificent Grand Canyon and the azure waters of the Caribbean, North America has long been a popular destination for adventurous travellers and explorers.  From the frozen tundra of Canada’s Arctic to the steamy jungles of Panama, the continent’s wide variety of habitats make it a must for any nature lover!  North America is also well known for its diverse historical and ethnic influences, which have resulted in a colourful mixture of cultures.  There are many aspects of this continent that are bound to draw you in!

Some of North America’s iconic species include alligators, bears, coyotes and the national animal of the United States, the Bald Eagle.  North America is also home to a diverse array of marine fauna,  including the charismatic megafauna such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sharks.  Volunteers have the option of joining numerous worthwhile conservation projects that are working to protect endangered species such as the West Indian Manatee, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Whale Shark, Bottlenose Dolphin and even the Hammerhead Shark!

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Grande Anse Beach, Grenada.     Photo credit: Pawel Kazmierczak, Shutterstock

Click here to see how you can work as a marine conservation volunteer in North America!

Article content sources:  IUCN Red List, Discovery.com