Elephant with her baby in the African bush

Fight Wildlife Poaching

Over the last few years, we’ve felt the effects of poaching. The death of our last northern white rhino and the lifted ban on elephant hunting in Botswana were a few of the many stories that shocked us. With this in mind, it’s now more important than ever to take a stand against wildlife poaching and protect our endangered species.

Although there’s no single action that can be taken to stop it, we can all do something to make it more difficult for poachers in the effort to deter them. By intervening, you can help us protect our wildlife for future generations to come.

As a volunteer, you can assist with the following:

  • Wildlife surveys to monitor population growth
  • Anti-poaching activities like the removal of wire snares
  • Night patrols to collect newly laid sea turtle eggs before poachers get them

Our volunteers have been doing an amazing job already. So far, they've removed over 1,800 snares in Kenya and Botswana, and seen a decline in the number of snares in the area. They also rescued and released over 100,000 turtle hatchlings last year alone!

Choose a Project that Fights Wildlife Poaching

1-9 of 11 Projects

Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From £1,795

Animal Rehab in the Amazon Rainforest – Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Students release turtles for their conservation volunteering in Mexico.

From £1,370

Sea Turtle Conservation in Mexico
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Become part of ongoing conservation efforts on the Pacific coast and help protect endangered sea turtles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
This picture shows two male cheetahs focused but resting in the shade and was taken on one of our wildlife conservation volunteer opportunities in Botswana.

From £1,795

Africa’s Big 5 and Wilderness Conservation in Botswana
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Live in a remote part of the Southern African bushveld and join our effort to protect elephants and other local wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week

From £1,645

Giraffe & Lion Conservation in Kenya
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Live in the Kenyan wilderness and join our efforts to protect the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and other African wildlife

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Teenagers conduct a wildlife census as part of their conservation volunteer work in Kenya

From £1,970

Conservation Volunteer Work in Kenya for Teenagers
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Join people your age and work together to protect endangered wildlife in East Africa, like the Rothschild’s Giraffe

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A staff member shows teenagers different species during rainforest conservation volunteering in Peru

From £1,870

Rainforest Conservation in Peru for Teenagers
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help protect endangered animals and ecosystems

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers

From £1,645

Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers
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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of volunteers helps with conservation work in Botswana for teenagers

From £2,145

Volunteering with Wildlife in Botswana for Teenagers
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Work on a reserve in the heart of Africa and help conserve wildlife and bush ecosystems

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
New-born turtles make their way to the ocean on a black sand beach after being released by a group of Conservation volunteers.

From £1,195

Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico
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Live and work with a group in Mexico and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Want to know more about how we fight poaching?

Get in touch with our Projects Experts. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

01273 007 230

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