Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
The crystal waters of Zanzibar are home to many different species of dolphin and whale and other marine life. Although dolphins are well known to be friendly and interact freely with humans, many tourists that come to the island each year to see dolphins and research as shown that interaction at the wrong time can interrupt feeding and nursing periods and cause them stress. This project is committed to research for the protection of marine species and to find a strategy for sustainable tourism.
The main aim of the project is to ensure that there is sustainable dolphin tourism in the area, as it brings a good source of income to the local inhabitants, but it is essential to ensure that the sea-life is not put at risk.
Your main role as a volunteer will be to work in the team of marine experts and enthusiastic volunteers to monitor the dolphins and collect data on daily feeding habits, reactions to humans and more. Data that is collected is fed into research studies, which will help the government to determine how to regulate dolphin and tourist interaction in the long term. Additionally you may be involved in working with the local community helping with conservation work such as tree planting, beach cleaning and working with local guides. The project also runs a resource centre, which aims to educate locals and tourists about marine life.
The project is located on the island of Zanzibar. It features powder white beaches, crystal clear waters and a lush tropical inland. At the heart of the Island is the old Stone Town, where you will be able to enjoy delicious seafood. You will find a laid-back community and can enjoy your free time on the beach or venturing further afield, travelling to mainland Tanzania for one of the amazing safaris on offer.
All projects are self-funded, but include accommodation, food, airport transfer and training. Click to apply and a project advisor will be in touch to discuss price and availability.
The Arches, North Campus Incubator
Telephone 1: 0161 8706212
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