Australia conservation volunteering holidays

Description of Australia conservation volunteering holidays

Step off Australia's well beaten tourist track and into the heart of some of Down Under's most beautiful land and sea scapes. Not only will you get to enjoy parts of the country that many tourists never see, you will be helping to conserve the country's beauty for generations to come.

Australia is well known for its vibrant diversity; from coral reefs to mountain ranges and from vast outback expanses to golden beaches, this is a country that cannot cease to inspire. On this trip you can enjoy the best of these places, volunteering with a local organisation to keep the areas preserved, to protect the wildlife within them and to help the environment to flourish.

The projects take place all over Australia, with 15 gateway cities from which you can begin. You will be taken out to various projects which last from one to two weeks each, before moving on to another one. This means that you are opened up to at least two different areas in a one month stay.

Projects range from working with flora and fauna, wildlife surveys, habitat promotion and helping rebuild areas after natural devestation. Many of our volunteers were able to help out with rebuilding of farmland and natural habitats after the terrible flooding in 2011. You will be helping out in areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as parks and sanctuaries, beaches, the outback, forests and open countryside. This is such a great way to see the country, whilst really helping it to maintain its natural charm.

All accommodation, food and transport for your projects is catered for once you have started on your project.

Day-by-day itinerary

Friday:Arrive at the gateway city's offices to start your project
Weekends:Free to enjoy the area in which your projects are taking place
Weekdays:Helping out on the various conservation projects with your group of 6 - 10 people

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Environment

Our placements are designed to immerse you in a different culture, living and working with local people. There’s plenty to gain personally from this, but we make sure that the project directly benefits local people and wildlife too.

Wildlife - Australia is a popular country to visit due to its diversity and beauty. Unfortunately tourism can have a negative impact on some areas. We work hard to promote habitats for wildlife, to rid them of shrubbery which is poisonous to them, remove litter and encourage respect for the wildlife that we encounter. We work on several projects to preserve certain species of turtle, wombat and cockatoe which are in danger of extinction.

Waste- all participants are encouraged to bring a flask with them to avoid the over-reliance on plastic water bottles, which are not easy to dispose of environmentally. We work to free the land of any rubbish in areas in which we are working.

Conservation- we make sure that we plant trees, clear areas overtaken by foreign weeds and promote environmental development in all of the locations in which we work.

Environmental commitment- our company is an environmentally responsible one that operates recycling and reusing of waste products. We also offset carbon emissions in our office (gas, electricity, business mileage) and encourage all participants to offset their flight emissions via a carbon offset scheme run in conjunction with Tree Aid.

Community

Meeting local needs - We work with local farmers, councils, sanctuaries, parks, museums and landcare groups to promote conservation. We helped many farmers to get back on their feet after the terrible floods in 2011- participants helped with rebuilding fences, replanting and clearing the land. You will also contribute directly to the area’s economy, eating locally-sourced food and making use of shops and leisure facilities in the locailty. You will not be taking jobs away from local people.

Cultural sensitivity - We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. It is important to us that participants work well with the teams in Australia, and we help them as much as we can with this. We get to know all of the people that go away with us, so that we know as much as we can about them to give them a warm welcome on arrival.

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