CERCOPAN is looking for a voluntary Veterinary Nurse to start as soon as possible. The Veterinary Nurse's primary function is to ensure that the health of all CERCOPAN animals is maintained and that disease and injury are prevented wherever possible. The Veterinary Nurse will work in close cooperation with the Sanctuary Manager, Head Keeper and visiting Veterinarians in the best interests of CERCOPAN and as required by the Director.
Conservation Lower Zambezi is a registered Zambian non-profit society, established in 1995, supported by many safari operators of the Lower Zambezi as well as other private and institutional donors. We are committed to supporting the conservation of the wildlife, the environment and local communities of the Lower Zambezi National Park and surrounding areas. CLZ is currently looking for volunteer assistant's at base camp to help with various aspects of our daily operations and focussed project work.
Would you like to volunteer with one of the largest Primate Sanctuaries in the world? We are urgently seeking an enthusiastic and friendly character to take on the role of Foundation Driver with immediate effect.
Volunteer expedition to the Lebialem Highland rainforests of South West Cameroon saving Cross River Gorillas and Chimpanzees. The Cross River gorilla could become extinct within 10 years, unless we act now. Join a 2 or 4-week expedition that gives volunteers the chance to work as part of an award-winning team, protecting Africa's most endangered great apes through direct action.
A volunteer primary school teacher is sought to work in the beautiful Bangweulu Wetlands in Northern Zambia. The successful applicant will be required to teach the two children of the Park Manager. The children are at primary school level and will be taught on a distance learning / home schooling program. The volunteer will be responsible for the successful implementation of the home schooling program for the two children.
For our primate release program we are looking on a very short term for a research assistant which can help to collect pre-release behavioural data on our release group of about 30 Yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus). The group is currently housed in a big, especially for the release built, pre-release enclosure which is situated at the LLWC.
The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) seeks a qualified and experienced accountant who is interested in working with a conservation programme in rural Zambia. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with non-profit accounting, including management of budget lines and grants. The candidate should also have experience with non-profit management in Africa and a general interest in conservation.
Akagera Management Company will open a new 3 star, 14 bed tented camp - Ruzizi - in mid 2012. Assisted by the Tourism and Marketing Manager and the Tented Camp Manager, the volunteer will assist with the opening of the camp, food and beverage set-up, procurement and stock management, booking procedures, administration systems, reporting, invoicing and accounting. There will be a strong focus on training and motivation of camp staff, many of whom will be new to hospitality. Overall, an excellent exposure to all aspects of setting up and managing a tented camp in a beautiful National Park is on offer.
Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate to the coastal waters of tropical West Africa to breed each year. Illegal fisheries, poaching, pollution, habitat disturbance and climate change threaten these populations. In this region, we are working to expand the number and size of marine protected areas to safeguard at least 10 percent of territorial seas. Efforts towards this include the collection of data on key species like humpback whales to aid in the design and implementation of management plans. Volunteers will have access to high biodiversity, and interactions with whales will be unparalleled. This position will suit someone eager to increase their field experience and advance a career in marine mammal sciences.
The Mgahinga Community Development Organisation (MCDO) is an organisation based at the foothills of the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes made famous by the magical Mountain Gorillas in the South-West region of Uganda.
We are seeking volunteer field assistants to continue our habituation of a new Chimpanzee group at the Budongo Conservation Field Station in Uganda. The Budongo Forest Reserve covers an area of 482km2 in north-eastern Uganda bordering Lake Albert and the Murchison Falls National Park, and has an estimated 580 chimpanzees.
This is a voluntary position with all expenses paid (including flights, mainland accommodation, internet, food etc) from the 8th of April until the 4th of May (dates not negotiable). Candidate will assist in data collection during coral recruitment study at D'Arros Island and St. Joseph Atoll in the Amirantes group, Seychelles.
Volunteer expedition to the Lebialem Highland rainforests of South West Cameroon saving Cross River Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
The Cross River gorilla could become extinct within 10 years, unless we act now. South West Cameroon harbours two of the most threatened African great apes: the critically endangered Cross River gorilla - the rarest of the gorilla sub-species with 250-300 individuals left in the wild - and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee - also the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies in Africa. They are both keystone species in the montane forest ecosystems of the border region of Nigeria and Cameroon.
The Chimpanzee Conservation Center in Guinea has three primary objectives: 1) the release of a maximum number of rehabilitated orphans back into the wild, 2) the reinforcement of park protection to help conserve the wild and released chimpanzee population and other wild fauna currently living in the PNHN, and 3) the promotion of public awareness about the threats to chimpanzees in view of stopping the bushmeat and pet trade in the region.
You will work in a sanctuary who take care of the victims of the bushmeattrade in the English speaking part of Cameroon, in Limbe a bustling fishing town. The wildlife volunteer will help the animal keeper with cleaning cages, preparing food and feeding the animals, observing animals and finding out more about their behavior, taking care of the new coming babies and preparing enrichement. You may have the opportunity to observe the vet team performing a surgery on endangered wildlife. You also can assist to a primate conservation education lesson in the local schools. The LWC houses western lowland gorillas, Cross-River gorillas, Central African and Nigerian chimpanzees, several species of guenon, drills, mandrills, baboons and other species.