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Our wildlife research and management projects give you the opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural environment. You will work alongside experienced game rangers and field researchers and, depending on your project choice, contribute to these important conservation tasks:
These wildlife research projects give you the opportunity to work behind the scenes in some amazing wildlife reserves where you become a member of the local ranger teams or sample the life of a wildlife researcher working in the African bush.
PHINDA WILDLIFE RESEARCH PROJECT
As a 'Big 5' safari reserve, Phinda offers superb wildlife viewing while you conduct field research on the populations of lions, rhino and elephants, amongst a diversity other species. This project is a great opportunity to learn about wildlife research in Africa, including the scientific management of wildlife populations.
NAANKUSE NAMIBIA PREDATOR RESEARCH
The Naankuse Predator Research Project carries out vital wildlife research on several predator species resident in Namibia, including cheetah, leopard and hyena. Participants will work across a variety of research sites, monitoring, tracking and studying the movement and behaviour of predators.
ELEPHANT AND PREDATOR STUDY & OKAVANGO EXPERIENCE
Work from a remote field camp in Botswana and participate in a study of elephants, predators and general game. You'll investigate how wildlife populations are changing as a result of the ban on trophy hunting before heading into the Okavango Delta for an amazing wildlife experience.
MANGETTI WILD DOG AND ELEPHANT PROTECTION
Assist with wildlife research in Namibia by monitoring African wild dogs and elephants to investigate the causes and patterns of human-wildlife conflict. This knowledge is vital for establishing an effective conservation strategy.
WILDLIFE CAPTURE TEAM
Joining the Wildlife Capture Team lets you participate in the exciting work of catching and relocating many wildlife species. You are likely to work with some of the following large game species; rhinos, buffalo, giraffe and large herds of antelope - this is hands-on and adrenaline fuelled work!