Earthwatch Conserving Endangered Species
This project was established 16 years ago and to date has hosted 73 successful teams, with volunteers from 20 different countries. Earthwatch volunteers help scientists, conservationists and vets in their desperate attempt to save endangered species from extinction. The volunteers collect ground breaking data with scientists. They assist vetinarians with necessary procedures and get to work with true conservationists on the front line.
The volunteers are also very involved in the management of Mankwe and are exposed to all aspects of wildlife management. It enables them to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a successful wildlife reserve in Africa and understand the complexities of true conservation. The volunteers will have the opportunity to record over 55 species of large mammals and 365 bird species. The Earthwatch teams are accommodated at the unfenced Waterbuck Camp, which allows them to live amongst nature.