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LEO Africa - Wildlife Monitoring & Conservation Project

Organisation: LEO Africa

Country: South Africa

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

LEO Africa - Wildlife Monitoring & Conservation Project

LEO Africa strives to operate in an environmentally friendly way, using green energy, recycling and focusing on education on the meaning of conservation and sustainability. Our daily effort is vital to the preservation of the Park. The work we do is varied and rewarding, and is always to the benefit of the wildlife. You will get your hands dirty, work with an enthusiastic and passionate team and gain an understanding as to how a natural ecosystem is managed.

As well as monitoring drives volunteers help with other duties such as camera trap processing, data collection, and conservation work including alien plant removal, tree wrapping, and reserve maintenance. 

Volunteering at LEO offers a different experience as you have the opportunity to actively contribute towards conservation and observe and learn about animals in their natural habitat. Volunteers are vital in enabling us to carry out our work and in supporting us financially as we provide a free service to the Park . We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about wildlife and conservation. The activities are not overly challenging, but a reasonable level of physical fitness and enthusiasm for manual work will be required.. Game drives are between 5-6 hours long. We welcome volunteers from all over the world however a basic level of English is essential. We accept volunteers aged 18 and over.

Other highlights include sleep outs and bush walks and the opportunity to enjoy a microlight flight and boat trips at additional costs. 

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  • LEO Africa - Wildlife Monitoring & Conservation Project

    LEO Africa is a Big 5 wildlife monitoring and conservation volunteer project. We conduct 2 monitoring drives per day to collect data on the key animal species present in the Park; lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, hyena and cheetahs, We also conduct daily conservation work and support in anti-poaching activities and veterinary operations when necessary.

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