Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure together with your entire family and get to know Namibia's unique nature! Together you commit yourself to the containment of the human wildlife conflict and thus to the protection of the endangered desert elephant by supporting local communities, studying the animals in detail, collecting identification data, and ensuring that they did not get harmed.
Since the habitats of human beings and animals interfere more and more, the Human Wildlife Conflict often becomes a real challenge in Namibia.The animals of the region, particularly the desert elephants, intrude populated areas, cause unintentional damage while searching for food, and are thus seen as a threat by the people. In the first days of this species conservation project you, your family and the other course participants will be accommodated in a base camp that is in close proximity to a village in which you and the inhabitants will do construction measures. This cooperation should contribute to the solution of this so-called human wildlife conflict. Currently, this building project is stationed at a local primary school and voluntary workers support the extension and renovation of the school, interact with students and teachers, and also get the chance to participate in school lessons. Cooperating with local communities aims at keeping up the dialogue with the people, overcome insecurities of the residents, convey environmental knowledge, and thus support the protection of the desert elephants.
In the second part of the project you are going to roam the Namibian backcountry by SUV or by foot: during these so-called “Patrol Days” you track the native desert elephant in order to study them in detail. This way you show presence and also make sure that the animals don’t have any injuries. Furthermore, you can collect information about so far unknown herds which may cause problems for local farmers.
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Fees for 10 days:
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