If you haven’t been lucky enough to experience it yourself, then you’ve probably heard about the serenity that one can feel when standing in the middle of a vast expanse of one of nature’s many incredible landscapes – be it forests, meadows, mountains, beaches, craters or deserts. There is something truly special about being able to connect with untouched nature and to be in a space where the collection of fauna and flora keeps one captivated indefinitely.
These protected spaces are not only incredibly beautiful however, they are also vitally functional. They are a crucial part of conservation work and they provide invaluable habitat to many of the world’s wild species. They also often cater for the various endangered species, trying to create and sustain space for them in an increasingly environmentally threatening planet. In addition, they are important parts of research and education, giving wildlife conservation volunteers a real opportunity to embrace, study and learn from ecology.