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Kariba Conservation

The programme presents volunteers and interns with a unique opportunity to combine community work with wildlife and environmental conservation.

What's the programme about?

The programme presents volunteers and interns with a unique opportunity to combine community work with wildlife and environmental conservation. It is our flagship combined programme, with the added benefit of living at the iconic Kariba resort town. Kariba is the only place where humans and wildlife live together with no artificial boundaries. It is not surprising to pass a Zebra or an Elephant on your way to the store!

This is the perfect introduction to conservation for the nature enthusiasts, while veterinary students will marvel at the opportunity to monitor animal behaviour and treat injured animals. There are experienced guides who will supervise interns, while experienced volunteers can lend a hand with anti-poaching and implementation of the latest security systems for game management. Awareness campaigns to reduce human-animal conflict are central to the project, and educating the community on avoiding littering, burning of indigenous bushes and stopping putting up snares.

Programme Highlights

1. Advance your interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment in which you can  interact with tourists as well as locals.

2. Support National Parks and conservation work with other participating organisations.

3. Undertake crucial maintenance, building and rebuilding of habitats and waterholes.

4. Teach local school children about conservation, and support after-school activities such as debate or sports.

5. Work on an enriching project that ensures harmonious living between animals and humans.

6. Veterinary students can monitor animal behaviour and help the vets treat injured animals as and when required.

Volunteer Tasks

1. Participate in wildlife and environmental conservation management

2. Assist with anti-poaching activities, the removal of invasive vegetation and the replanting of trees

3. Assist national parks staff with park conservation activities

4. Teach organic vegetable & herb growing to children and local community members

5. Facilitate community engagement and education to reduce human/wildlife conflict in and around the resort town

 

Here's a layout of a typical day in the programme

Where will you stay?

Intern Accomodation

You will be well integrated as part of a local family as big brother or big sister. The families
are upstanding members of the community and have been vetted and trained in living with
international volunteers, and so you will be treated as part of the family. You will cook
together and share meals, stories as well as create memories together.

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What do you need to apply?

Tiritose supports volunteers and interns coming to Zimbabwe and ensures that the experience is equally rewarding for yourself and our programme.  Our application process is split into two categories:

Volunteers – require some of the following:

  • Degree / Masters / PhD  in Conservation, Wildlife, Zoology, Environment, Veterinary science, Animal science or related field
  • Must have work experience within a related field
  • Passport valid for at least (6) months from the date of your intended stay in Zimbabwe

Interns – require some of the following:

  • Gap Year, student or training for a university degree or technical college in Conservation, Zoology, Animal Science or related field
  • An interest and passion for working with animals, and the environment
  • Some experience within the conservation field would be beneficial

programme highlights

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WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

For nature enthusiasts, this is the perfect introduction to teaching within local communities and furthering wildlife conservation efforts. Veterinary students will benefit from opportunities to monitor animal behaviour and treat injured animals. Experienced rangers supervise interns and facilitate the programme. Volunteers with skills and professional background to share can participate in anti-poaching efforts and the implementation of the latest security systems for game park management. Awareness campaigns to reduce human-animal conflict are central to the project, and educating the community on the importance of eliminating animal trapping (snaring), littering, and burning of indigenous bushes.

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