Travellers and volunteers are being recruited for a unique game capturing project in South Africa.
The project, 450km north of Pretoria, is based on an 8,300-hectre cheetah conservation and research property which has recently established a new reserve and rehabilitation centre as a safe environment for South Africa’s wildlife.
Volunteers are required to help during a vital game capturing and research exercise, involving the relocation of animals to other areas in order to manage species numbers at the reserves.
This is a great chance for volunteers to be involved in all aspects of the operation, including use of capture bomas, handling, darting, transporting and caring for species ranging from buffalo and giraffe to zebra and wildebeest.
The not for profit work and volunteer aboard organisation, BUNAC, is organising the one-off opportunity to get involved in the project which runs from 9 May to 10 June 2011 and applications must be in by 8 April.
The programme costs £1,599 including a three-night arrival orientation and training session with full-board hostel accommodation, transfers from Johannesburg to the project and back, four weeks accommodation during the project, and three meals a day.