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Whale Shark Research and Conservation in Mozambique

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


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* Minimum age: 18 years old
- Maximum age: No maximum age limit, the volunteer should be fit enough to perform all activities required.
* International volunteers are welcome
* An intermediate level of English is necessary in order to be able to communicate with the project staff. A little knowledge of Portuguese is appreciated but not essential.
* Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resume
* Motivation letter
* 2 photos
* In order to carry out the whale shark monitoring activities you will need to be a capable swimmer and snorkeler (able to swim at least 100 meters unassisted).
* Being able to hold your breath to dive down would be an advantage.
* For the coral reef activities you will need to be able to equalize your ear pressure and willing to learn scuba dive the PADI course provided is mandatory.


  • English

Cost in US$:

From 502 USD

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Marine Conservation
  • Wildlife

This Program is open to

Kiwi, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

48 hours