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Volunteer with Sharks in Kenya doing Diving & Conservation Research
Country Kenya
Accomodation Included
Weekly Donation $450 - $500

Project description

Come and join us on the beautiful beaches of Kenya where we work with the local community to conserve Whale Sharks. Our volunteers get involved first hand with our conservation work and up close and personal with the Sharks! As well as assisting us in educating the local community about the importance of their conservation.

Volunteering with us

Weekly Donation $450 - $500
Minimum stay 1 Month

Volunteer activities

Our volunteers get plenty involved with all aspects of our project, for example; Studying Whale Shark Behaviour, Learning to dive, Whale Shark & Turtle expeditions, visiting/teaching at local schools for our education programme and more!(please note: We do accept volunteers for less than one month, but the weekly cost will increase)

Volunteer requirements

It will be helpful (but not essential) if you have a marine science background and are happy in the water!

Extra Information

Fun for volunteers

As we are located so near Diani beach our volunteers like to get involved with many water sports on their days off, including; Scuba Diving, Kite Surfing, Surfing etc. Other excursions/activities can also be arranged such as; visiting Elephant Sanctuary's, Safari's and more.

Living conditions

Our centre is located in the middle of Diani beach, 2 minutes walk from shops, internet cafes and restaurants. Our volunteers stay in double rooms which are simple and comfortable with a communal wash room facility and kitchen.

Transport

Our volunteers need a connection to Moi International Airport Mombasa, usually from Nairobi but there are now more direct flights to Mombasa. At the airport you will be met by one of our representatives and driven to Diani beach where we are located (approximately 2 hours).

Our Mission

We have a number of goals we are working towards to help conserve the Whale Shark, including; Creating awareness amongst fisherman as to the value of the Whale Shark 'alive', Continual research and satellite tracking to learn more about their behaviour and ecology as well as Educating our visitors and young Kenyans about our cause.

Internships opportunities

Cost n/a
Duration n/a

Description

No Internship opportunities currently available

Research opportunities

Description

Our entire project is very involved in research, particularly in the following areas; Plankton research, Whale Shark research (behaviour/physiology/movement/ecology), Turtle counts, Dolphin Counts, Satellite tracking etc

    Why we need donations and support

Our project needs volunteer support and donations in order to keep afloat. For example one particular expense we have are the satellite tags which we fit on wild Whale Sharks in order to continually monitor them for their protection.