Volunteer travel with animal conservation

If you are interested in voluntourism trips combining sightseeing with animal conservation volunteering:
1. In Slovakia, Europe (www.handsupholidays.com/tours/sublime-slovakia) you can help play a role in the conservation of bears in Europe. The Tatras Mountains form the western border of the lands these wonderful creatures inhabit. Pushed to the brink of extinction, you can assist in vital monitoring work, which includes a ground-breaking census of the bears. The chamois (mountain goat) are also endangered and a census of their population is currently also underway. Furthermore, you can also help with the essential task of providing conservation education in local schools.
2. In Australia (Queensland) after exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands in luxury, you can assist at the Cape York Turtle Rescue camp in the Aboriginal community of Mapoon on Cape York Peninsula, in Far North Queensland. (www.handsupholidays.com/tours/quintessential-queensland-in-style)

Specific activities include:

* Quantify the size and structure of turtle nesting populations
* Monitor trends in the nesting environment
* Quantify nesting turtle success rates
* Protect nesting sites
* Identify and recording drift nets on beach
* Assist rangers with the removal and disposal of drift nets


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