Volunteer in Sri Lanka on an Elephant Conservation Project


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

NationwideNationwide, 60654ES


About

Volunteer abroad in Sri Lanka to save elephants and villagers’ livelihoods by helping to resolve human-elephant conflicts in the Wasgamuwa Region.

You will work alongside the scientists and conservationists to save Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity while helping local communities to benefit from these efforts. During the volunteer program, you will make a direct impact in the lives of people and wildlife.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Participate in daily ecological research on elephants
  • Observe and assess human-elephant interactions and conflicts
  • Conduct local biodiversity surveys, including activities such as bird identification, butterfly observation, recording animal behavior, and leopard and/or elephant tracking
  • Work with local communities to teach environmental awareness & sustainability
  • Help to monitor and evaluate innovative landscape management systems designed to buffer communities economically from elephant raids and to minimize such raids.
  • Identify rural livelihoods that adversely impact the environment and contribute to human-wildlife conflicts, and work to develop alternative livelihoods solutions

Learn more about the project on our website:

http://greenhearttravel.org/program/adult/volunteer-abroad/wildlife-conservation-volunteer-in-sri-lanka


Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 1-12 weeks commitment
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