Wildlife and Conservation Volunteering: The Complete Guide
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Focuses on wildlife and environmental conservation volunteering. This title is aimed at all three sectors of the age and career spectrum: young people such as gap year students and backpackers; the larger market of vacation conservation volunteers; and the early retired.
This timely and important guide is a must-read for anyone who wants to contribute properly and positively to wildlife conservation.' Kate Humble, TV presenter 'A comprehensive guide which helps to identify and explore the issues surrounding volunteering, whilst also providing a reliable and objective assessment of the companies offering volunteering experiences.' Justin Francis, founder, responsibletravel.com 'An extremely useful starting point for any conservation volunteer faced with the tricky task of finding a project that is appropriate for them and also genuinely contributes to wildlife and environmental conservation.' Richard Hammond, greentraveller.co.uk
Peter Lynch is a freelance travel writer. He has been on several conservation volunteer expeditions and is the author of the first edition of Bradt's Wildlife and Conservation Volunteering.
Introduction How to use this book The Audit Criteria Chapter 1 Conservation: what are the issues? The looming crisis Conservation volunteering: what's it all about? Issues of concern Measuring the difference The conservation volunteer effect Chapter 2 Types of volunteer organisations Conservation opportunities Characteristics of different organisations Subtle differences between companies Effects on the fees Terms and conditions disclaimers Chapter 3 Choosing an organisation Deciding on your purpose Choosing via country Choosing via species Choosing via cost Arranging your own placement What will it cost? Chapter 4 The Audit Chapter 5 What is life like as a conservation volunteer? Protecting loggerhead turtles in Greece with Archelon Straw-bale house building with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers Eco-technology solutions in India with Raleigh International Marine conservation in the Seychelles with Global Vision International Monitoring leopard, cheetah and their pray in Namibia with Biosphere Expeditions Amazon wildlife conservation by riverboat with Earthwatch Institute