WORK IN VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
For a few weeks or months we worked as volunteers in non-profit organizations. We were given in-depth insights into countries and their cultures or into holistic nature and animal protection. Read about our exciting experiences here.
(English translation with Google)
SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 2023
Two weeks in the southern Drakensberg with the endangered Cape and bearded vultures. Many hours in the car, some in the observation hide, unfortunately not so many hands-on. Nevertheless, another exciting experience with WildlifeACT, in line with Tony Park's book: Red Earth.
BOTSWANA February - April 2022
The pandemic and a foot operation forced us to postpone the assignment for the German-based SAVE wildlife conservation fund, with its almost 70 employees and over thirty child, community development and wildlife projects between the Kalahari Desert and the Okangwango Delta, which was originally planned for 2021, until spring 2022.
It was an intensive 4 weeks (Manfred) and 7 weeks (Maya) in which we visited projects, looked, asked questions, took photos and filmed in order to take stock and find opportunities for optimisation.
Fallen victim to Corona: PERU, Tambo Blanquillo
Corona makes precise planning impossible, but the "workaway" work for Maya has now started from a distance, i.e. from home : how does a private area with a lodge and its own small research become an externally operated research station? We are committed to the goals of Tambo Blanquillo Lodge , which has big plans for the conservation of the rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon region.
COSTA RICA 2020
A month-long break for Maya alone - embedded in volunteering with Workaway. In the extremely special " Bolita Rainforest Hostel ", in the middle of the jungle of the Osa peninsula and only accessible on foot, she takes on the role of host, buys the essentials in the small village and maintains the hiking trails to the waterfalls.
In between and to round off: Vacation days by the sea.
SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 2015
Two weeks in the iMfolozi National Park, strict but ingenious. Unfortunately, there is no record of the two further weeks in Somkhanda, a hilly small park, because the computer has crashed. As exciting an experience as ever with WildlifeACT.
SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011
Our first assignment with the Wildlife Act 2011. We supported the researchers in their work in Tembe and Hluhluwe National Park for two weeks each. The focus was on monitor work to protect endangered wild dogs, black rhinos, elephants, cheetahs and lions.