Wildlife Monitoring in Kenya


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1 field siteThe Rift Valley, 11111KE

About

The wildlife of Africa is under pressure from many sources such as habitat destruction and overharvesting by poachers. Animals like the elephant, leopard, impala, eland, jackal, warthog, hyena, and giraffe are in desperate need of protection. Our partner organization in Kenya tackles these wildlife conservation issues through their support of several diverse projects. This organization works in the field to monitor wildlife populations and poaching activity, dismantle snares and traps set by poachers and make improvements to the wildlife sanctuary. Their conservation efforts include forest preservation projects that aim to teach and educate people on the dangers of deforestation while providing better ways of acquiring fire wood. Education initiatives address human-wildlife conflicts, and issues - like waste management, which ultimately affect the wild animals. They also run outreach programs in the local schools to teach children about the value of wildlife conservation. Projects such as improving water works and road ways also benefits wildlife conservation by providing better roadways for anti-poaching patrols to access all areas of the sanctuary, and water for wild animals.

Skills

  • Farming
  • Facilities Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Home Repair
  • Anthropology

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 weeks
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