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Protecting desert elephants in Namibia

Pays d’action: Namibie, Afrique
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat, Expéditions
The programme for protecting the desert elephants gives you an insight into Namibia and nature at its best. You will experience intense moments in which you can observe fascinating animals in the wild, when you spend nights under the stars in apparently endless landscapes and become acquainted with the culture and nature of the country.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The desert elephant conservation project is concentrated in the area of Damaraland, in north-western Namibia. Damaraland is a sparsely populated area, which – despite its aridity – is home to a virtually untouched nature, with a wilderness of fascinating plants and animals: a world full of contrasts. It is an enormous challenge for man and nature to survive in the conditions prevailing here and to wrest the few resources from the barren land. It is precisely these circumstances that have meant that one of the last remaining natural environments in the world has been able to exist more or less unspoiled until now. Experience the country from a different perspective and discover the true life of Namibia as a volunteer.

To ensure that the desert elephant can roam through Namibia’s Damaraland for years to come, the project is devoted entirely to the conservation of these animals. Despite the prohibition of big-game hunting, there were very few desert elephants left in the region 20 years ago. The main reason for this was the conflict with local farmers. Life in Damaraland is largely dependent on the few springs which have water all year round – especially in the dry season. The desert elephants head for these springs on their long treks, but they are often taken over by man and inaccessible to animals. That is why – in their desperate daily quest for water – desert elephants sometimes destroy the farmer’s homes and wells. The aim of the conservation project is therefore to create a balance which meets the needs of both humans and animals. It helps the farmers with development aid, schooling and training and building protective walls. It also builds new water holes for the animals away from the settlements and shows the local population that it is possible to live in harmony with the elephants.

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We take you to fascinating corners of our earth, whose amazing beauty and uniqueness and whose ecological integrity needs to be sustainably protected. By taking an active part in animal protection and nature conservation, you are making a valuable contribution towards this objective. And as a side effect, you will learn to understand and treasure “nature at its best” from a completely different an
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Namibie, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1100 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1825 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 3250 €
3 mois : 4475 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Jul 5|19
Aug 2|16|30
Sep 13|27
Oct 11|25
Nov 8|22
Dec 6

Jan 3|17|31
Feb 14|28
Mar 14|28
Apr 11|25
May 9|23
Jun 6|20
Jul 4|18
Aug 1|15|29
Sep 12|26
Oct 10|24
Nov 7|21
Dec 5
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
--- Flight are not included in the price ---

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