Volunteer on an Elephant Conservation Program in Namibia

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This volunteer program takes you to ‘Damaraland’ in the northwestern regions of the Namib Desert, Namibia. Running parallel to the Skeleton Coast, this tribal area is home to a small population of desert-adapted elephants, whose competition for water and land to graze on has brought them into conflict with the resident human population. This volunteer project is not about being an observer from the comfort of a game drive vehicle. As a part of conducting research, volunteers will spend days on out on patrol in the desert, camping wild and living close to the elephants that they are observing. In terms of community work, volunteers will help to build protective walls around windmills and water points, as well as teaching subsistence farmers to manage their conflicts with the elephants.