Belize Beach Conservation Course Credit Internship

Company : Frontier
Activities: Hospitality Internships / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Belize
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

The Belizean government is now working with national management partners and international conservation and aid agencies to protect the county’s invaluable biodiversity. 

With one foot firmly planted in lush interior forests and another foot in the laidback and colourful Caribbean Sea, Belize’s animal and plant life are the stars of the country, thanks to conservation efforts from national and international bodies.

Co-management partners work alongside the Belizean Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development with long term aims to protect and conserve key marine and terrestrial hotspots. This is achieved through local conservation awareness, scientific monitoring & research, community support programs and implementation of protected areas co-management plans, and Frontier volunteers are an integral part of this effort.

Through snorkel surveys you will survey coral, benthic and fish species using a number of common methodologies currently used in Belize plus taking part in simple community level assessments of these environments. Snorkelling under the supervision of a professional dive officer and research scientist, you will become confident and comfortable underwater. Your results will determine the sheer biodiversity of these waters and help formulate long term, sustainable management plans to protect this sensational island.

Other activities include surveying mangroves, a vital buffer against storm surges caused by cyclones, and an important part of the coastal ecosystem, opportunistic surveys of manatees, dugongs and cetaceans, beach clean ups, forest restoration work and annual surveys of conch, lobster and lionfish.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free t-shirt
  • UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training FREE for 10 week+ volunteers (£80 per person for those participating for less that 10 weeks)
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Internal ground transfers & in-transit accommodation (for volunteers arriving on the 1st Monday of the month & joining for 4+ weeks)
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • Project equipment & materials
  • Dive training PADI Open water (2 weeks) £350
  • Dive training PADI Advanced open water (4 weeks+) £330
  • Advanced dive courses available
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

Start Dates

First Monday of every month

Booking / Enquiry

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