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Wild Dolphin Research Mozambique

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 9-12 Week

Dates

4 weeks

Travel Types

  • Environmental Studies
  • Snorkeling
  • Volunteering
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Student Tours

Qualifications

* Fluent in English - Portuguese a bonus
* Computer literate
* Good people skill
* Willingness to work as a team
* Not scared to work
* Good physical health

Minimum Education

High School

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Cost in US$:

USD 2,320

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

What is included:
- Accommodation in the village on-site with the dolphin crew
- Basic meals (three per day)(self help)(food stuffs provided)
- DolphinCare~Africa Gift Pack (2 t-shirts to be worn on duty, Dca
- Volunteer certificate of attendance, Dvd with pictures and dolphin diaries of during your stay; dvd with information on our dolphins, research projects and interesting reference papers.
- Tour of Ponta do Ouro
- Participation in a three launch dolphin encountour
- Training for specific tasks
- Field trips ~ 3 per week weather dependent
- Invaluable experience working at sea (behavioural observations, data collection, photographic identification) etc..
- Research contribution to DolphinCare-Africa
- Mentoring by DolphinCareAfrica crew

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Educational briefings and turtle walks
- Boat based data capture (photographic, behavioral, etc.)
- Land based data (land based observations ~ 3per week, data entry, fin identification, etc)
- Preparation of educational/information boards
- Marine animal stranding help
- Bone/skeleton preparation, cataloguing & reconstruction

What you are responsible for & additional costs:
- Airfare & travel costs to/from Ponta do Ouro. Transfers from further location such as Maputo, Mozambique & Richards Bay, South Africa can be arranged on request (price dependent).
- One month visa
- Soft drinks, alcohol, dining out, spending money etc
- Any recreational activities you decide to take part in (kiting, surfing, scuba diving, bush excursions, etc.)
- Medical and travel insurance
- Additional activities (open-water dive course ~ USD550)

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Consciousness-raising
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Research
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife Surveying

Typical Volunteer

A DAY IN THE LIFE 5:15 - 6:00 (Field Trip)Participation preparation - sign in, safety and ecology briefing, gear allocation and field trip. 6:00 - 7:15 Data entry, special projects, land based observations 7:15 - 8:00 (Field Trip)Participation preparation - sign in, safety and ecology briefing, gear allocation and field trip. 8:00 - 9:15 Data entry, special projects, land based observations 9:15 - 10:00 (Field Trip)Participation preparation - sign in, safety and ecology briefing, gear allocation and field trip. 10:00 - 11:15 Data entry, special projects, land based observations 11:15-12:00 (Field Trip)Participation preparation - sign in, safety and ecology briefing, gear allocation and field trip. 12:00 - 13:15 Data entry, special projects, land based observations 13:15-14:00 (Field Trip)Participation preparation - sign in, safety and ecology briefing, gear allocation and field trip. 14:00 - 16:00 Data entry, special projects, land based observations 14:15 - 17:00 Mondays & Thursdays - Behavior & Species Introduction & Snorkeling for Encountour Participants 20:00 - 12:00 Turtle monitoring with local monitors You may be asked to prepare and present information to both the community and other resorts in the area.

Age Range

21 onwards

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of upto 6

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

24 hours