This project is run by a non-governmental organization committed to developing a sustainable model for wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka. Their main focus is assisting people, elephants and other wildlife co-exist peacefully. That being said, the project simultaneously pursues three key strategies to successfully fulfill their mission and achieve their goals and objectives, these are: Field research, applied conservation, and sustainable economic development.
As a volunteer, you'll have the rare opportunity to work alongside scientists, conservationists, educators, community partners and local villagers deep within the heart of beautiful Sri Lanka. Take this chance now and have an experience of a lifetime!
This is Why:
  • Assist at the Wildlife Conservation project in Sri Lanka to balance ecosystem and economic development by pioneering a model for sustainable conservation.
  • Broaden your knowledge and gain new skills while taking part in diferent volunteering projects!
  • Work alongside an amazing group of people!
  • Experience a new culture, tradition, nature, and enjoy the simplicity of life!

Tasks and Duties

  • Gathering information on elephants and other wildlife and tropical ecosystems.
  • Collecting data on elephant foraging;
  • Learning to take information to identify elephants;
  • Collecting essential environmental and social-economic data to help develop community-based conservation programs;
  • Participating in discussions with local villagers to help identify practical solutions to human-elephant conflicts;
  • Observing, assessing and documenting human-elephant conflicts;
  • Teaching environmental education to local school children and much more! (a worksheet will be sent to you on what your day to day activities will look like);