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Priced from £1297 / EUR 1686 / US$ 2373 / AU$ 2853 for two weeks
This project is part of the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Programme. As a volunteer you will get involved in the vital research of the lions’ behaviour, and enjoy hands on work with captive bred lions. You will also have the opportunity to assist research and conservation efforts within the Zambezi National Park.
Spend time working hands on with the lions in the wild each day to familiarise them with their natural environment. They need to adapt to it, learn from it, understand, observe, feel and smell the wild. Alongside the walks you will be involved in the care of the animals which overnight in enclosures. They need feeding, cleaning, and occasionally will need veterinary care to ensure that they are kept in the best of health.
Work in the National Park:
As a volunteer you will work with the research team and National Park rangers on any number of conservation activities that may include some or all of the following, based on National Parks needs at the time of your placement:
- Assisting in the monthly game counts
- Carry out snare sweeps to remove the wires set by poachers to illegally catch animals
- Work in local community areas to monitor lion/human conflict mitigation efforts
- Removal of invasive alien plant species
- Large predator assessments
Teach a Conservation class:
Volunteers will join the conservation education program visiting local schools to garner support for conservation through education. Volunteers will be given full support and guidance in lesson planning, and topics may include focus on a specific species, or introduce conservation methods.