If you love animals and are concerned about the protection of some of the world’s most vulnerable species, an animal volunteering trip may be the perfect holiday for you this year. There are so many amazing projects world-wide that look after animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated. Scott, owner of the ever-growing Barbados Bingo is a huge supporter and advocate of animal conservation around the world. Depending on where you want to go, and what kind of animal you would like to work with, there are plenty of different options to choose from.
Let’s take a look at some of the top picks so you can get planning your animal centred vacation.
1.Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai: Thailand
Head to Northern Thailand on a journey to look after some endangered gentle giants. This elephant conservation park cares for these majestic beasts and you will have the opportunity to bathe and feed them for up to 7 days. You can choose which trip suits you, whether you want food and tours included or you can add on activities like white water rafting for a fully immersive experience. You can also learn about local agriculture and meet some of the communities around the sanctuary.
2.Blue Ventures: Madagascar
For the ultimate marine conservation experience, Blue Ventures takes you on a trip to the stunning coastlines of Madagascar on a journey to study the science behind the conservation and learn how to dive to take part in the work yourself in this once in a lifetime opportunity. The tour promises to take you on a journey with ‘field scientists and sociologists surveying one of the most spectacular ecosystems of the Indian Ocean.’ These trips can be from 1 week to 6 weeks, depending on your budget or how long you have to spend.
3.GVI Jaguar Conservation: Costa Rica
Live and work in the rainforest while helping to protect the beautiful, endangered and elusive Jaguar. As part of the programme you will aid in searching for signs of the Jaguar by setting up cameras and surveying 16 miles of a turtle beach, exploring this beautiful Caribbean coast as you track and monitor. Prices start from 2 weeks but you can extend this depending on your individual wants and budget.
4.Australia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteers: Kangaroo Island
Visit Australia’s beautiful Kangaroo island and help with the conservation of many different species including wallabies, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and koalas. Learn about the protection of the habitat of the kangaroos during your stay and enjoy the beauty of the island itself. You will be helping maintain the island, greet visitors and immerse yourself into the Aussie island life, surrounded by these protected species.
We hope this list of our top picks for animal conservation holidays has inspired you, so when you are done playing games at Barbadosbingo.com/all-games, you can hop online and do a little extra research to see which one of these fantastic projects suits you. This is your chance to boost your resume and give part whilst having the experience of a lifetime.