miércoles, 18 de agosto de 2010

Nature Reserve Volunteer- SOUTH AFRICA

This position provides the opportunity to become a part of a team of dedicated conservation volunteers and experience the day-to-day running of a nature reserve in the unique Cape Floristic Kingdom of South Africa, a biodiversity hot spot and UNESCO World Heritage Site While volunteering at the Wildcliff Nature Reserve, you will get the chance to do varied hands-on conservation work whilst living in the wild bush in a comfortable cottage amongst baboons, bushbuck, rhebok, and leopards, not to mention the dramatic high rock outcrops and beautiful fynbos that are so characteristic of this stunning African landscape.

The main activities you will have the opportunity to get involved in include:

- Alien plant control and removal and bush clearing in encroached areas
- Tree planting and wetland rehabilitation
- Erosion control and soil reclamation in high-risk areas
- Building and repair of structures such as bird hides
- Trail repair and construction
- Repair and removal of fences
- GPS of existing roads and trails and mapping of the reserve
- Firebreak maintenance and fire fighting

Wildcliff is also involved with the Landmark Foundation, a leopard and predator conservation organisation, and the Southern African Bird Atlas Project.

Volunteers pay US$35 (GBP25 / EUR30) per week for accommodation and are responsible for providing and preparing their own meals (kitchen provided). Volunteers are provided transportation to the nearest town for weekly shopping, as well as one trip per month to a local attraction.

For more info, contact:

Keith Riggle
keith dot riggle at wildcliff dot org
For more information and to apply, visit our website: