|A project offered by:||ORCA Foundation|
|Based in:||Plettenberg Bay, South Africa|
|Working with:||Bryde's Whales
|Activities including:||Whale and dolphin watching
Fin profiling for animal movement studies
Education and outreach activities
|Price*:||Price is provided after application|
|Duration:||from 2 weeks|
|*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)|
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, fish tagging, fin profiling for animal movement studies, hiking/marine debris clean ups, planting indigenous trees/removing alien species, marine education with preschool children, and teaching youngsters about conservation by running educational programs with sea excursions. In addition to ORCA’s education and research programe, volunteers engage in various other conservation activities. Such activities include maintenance of the Ocean Blue aquarium, which contains a representation of the ecosystem of the surrounding bay with its array of fish species.
Go to the Orca Foundation’s website to find out more about this project.