Volunteer in the beach resort town of Diani, on the south coast of Kenya.
Carry out wildlife and forest conservation overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches and clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy warm evenings socialising and dancing by moonlight at the local hotels and restaurants. On days off, enjoy the opportunities for scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, skim and boogie boarding or exploring Shimba Hills National Reserve. All with the security of good quality hospitals, pharmacies, shops, post-offices and banks near-by!
We accept volunteers from a diverse variety of backgrounds with a range of skills including: teaching, photography, GIS, botany, editing/writing, artistic ability, sales/marketing ability and carpentry/building as well as veterinarians, primatologists and animal rehabilitators.
There are six primate species with 1,400 monkeys living within the suburban town. Diani is interspersed with remnant forest patches and scattered trees from the original forest type that is considered part of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
There are a variety of projects underway at Colobus Conservation at any one time.
Activities you may be involved in include:
- Feeding primates awaiting release;
- Cleaning cages;
- Primate orphan care;
- Community education programmes;
- Community outreach;
- Primate release monitoring;
- Primate behavior data collection;
- Human-primate conflict resolution;
- Primate census;
- Tree growth surveys;
- Cage enrichment design/provision.
If you don't see what you are looking for on the list, please write to us and enquire at: [email protected]usconservation.org.
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