My husband, "the adventurer" came across a very cool volunteer program in Africa, for Wildlife Preservation. We've been really considering doing some sort of volunteering in another country and have researched several websites. Jon is really into protecting and helping wildlife, and this program seems like a very interesting opportunity for the both of us, to do exactly that.
The basic idea of this volunteer program is...... well I'll just take it straight from the website:
"The commercial farms that are continuing to spread across the area are starting to threaten the wildlife that has resided in the area for centuries. The animals, such as leopards, cheetahs, hyena, caracals and jackals are given to attack the livestock on the farms and the farmers are forced to act against the predators. The goal of the project is to track the wild animals so that farmers can be informed when they are approaching their farms and where to keep their livestock away from when they feed, all while protecting the animals with minimal disturbance to their environment."
How awesome would this be?!?
I think we would both totally enjoy this opportunity and really learn a lot, not to mention experience Africa up close and personal. What an incredible adventure!!
We're looking into volunteering for two weeks in 2010! I really hope it works out and that we are able to volunteer for this program. It would be such a treat to help preserve the wildlife in certain parts of Africa. I just think that it's amazing that there are these types of opportunities out there. I'll definitely keep ya'll posted and let you know for sure if we will get the chance to do this. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Hope ya'll have a wonderful Tuesday!
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