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African Conservation Experience - Work With the Wildlife - Become a Wildlife Volunteer in Africa with ACE
African Conservation Experience organise conservation volunteering placements and veterinary work experience opportunities for wildlife volunteers in southern Africa.
African Conservation Experience support a wide range of conservation projects, giving you the opportunity to work with wildlife in Africa.
There are a range of different wildlife conservation projects where volunteers can get involved, getting first hand experience while they work with animals.
Volunteering at these wildlife management and conservation projects involves working alongside game rangers, field researchers and a wildlife capture team in southern Africa.
On the Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience volunteers work with a variety of species in South Africa, alongside experienced wildlife vets.
Our Game Ranger Courses offer a thorough introduction to the wildlife of southern Africa while the Wildlife Tracking Courses provide in depth training in a challenging environment.
This course is ideally suited to people wanting an introduction to conservation in southern Africa and those wishing to pursue a conservation orientated career, as well as wishing to improve their personal knowledge of wildlife.
Wildlife volunteers with the Zingela Conservation Project in South Africa track and monitor lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena populations, and work towards an integrated community programme to conserve predators in the area.
Phinda is one of the success stories of large mammal reintroduction. Volunteers at Phinda become research assistants, and are actively involved in studying the wonderful biodiversity of this stunning game reserve.
Game Capture is a specialised part of reserve and wildlife management in South Africa. Volunteers can join the capture and relocation of species such as buffalo, rhino, giraffe and antelopes.
Many children in South Africa walk miles to school every day and they are eager to learn and gain knowledge to provide a brighter future for themselves and their family, to build a stronger and better educated nation.
The word Nholwasi means â€˜to build and work togetherâ€™, and this project provides the opportunity to do just that. The programme focuses on hands-on environmental education amongst the youth in the Hoedspruit and Acornhoek areas.
Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project
Having a long neck is great for feeding where no others can but makes drinking slightly tricky!
Between 1986 and 1993, the roan antelope population in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, declined from about 450 to 45 animals. At Hanchi and Zingela these animals are being bred. Volunteers monitor their densities, age and condition on horseback.
Elephants don't drink with their trunks, but use them as "tools" to drink with. This is accomplished by filling the trunk with water and then using it as a hose to pour it into the elephant's mouth.
Humpback whales can dive for up to 30 minutes to a depth of 150-210 m!
When animals need to be relocated, a specialised capture team comes into to do the job. This is hands-on and adrenaline fuelled work!
Volunteers at Nholwasi Community Project receive a special welcome from the school children
An introduction to African Conservation Experience and the projects volunteers can join.
A video of volunteers at the game capture team in South Africa.
Video of volunteers at the Phinda Wildlife Research Project in South Africa
A video introduction to the game ranger guide course in South Africa.
Video of volunteers at the Nholwasi Community Project in South Africa.
Video of volunteering at the Hanchi Conservation Project.= in South Africa.
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