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Teaching Projects

It's difficult to talk generally about our conservation projects as each one is different - so we're not going to! Here's a bit about each of them, click on the links to find out more.

Ghana - Kakum National Park

India - Turtle Project

Mexico - Turtle Project

Mexico - Animal Rehabilitation Project (coming soon)

China - Panda Project

Ghana – Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is one of Ghana’s most important visitor attractions, and protects of the rainforest that once covered great swathes of West Africa. Among the 40 or so species of large mammals that inhabit the park is a population of rare Africa forest elephants.

Our initial projects will focus on rehabilitating and further developing several jungle trails that will give visitors greater access to the park. As well as the physical work of clearing the pathways, we will provide signs, information boards and brochures that will allow visitors to make self-guided tours and learn far more about the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Once work on the trials has been completed, further projects will include building an observation tower for elephant viewing.


Turtle projects - India and Mexico

Thousands of the Olive Ridley turtles come ashore each year to nest and lay eggs on the eastern coast of India and the Pacific coast in Mexico. Each turtle will lay several eggs but the chances of each turtle hatchling making it to adult life is slim. The chances have been made even slimmer due to the increase of fishing vessels using illegal nets which can suffocate a turtle if they’re unlucky enough to be caught in it.

Global Volunteer Projects is working with a local NGOs in Mexico and India to help protect these rare turtles. Your job will be to collect the precious eggs from nesting sites, and put them in secure incubators, protecting them from predators, both animal and human! When the eggs are ready for hatching you will take back out to their nests and monitor the hatchlings as they make their journey to the ocean.

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China Panda Project

The plight of the Giant Panda has become an internationally recognized symbol of the importance of conservation. The Chinese government has set up a number of research projects, reserves and parks dedicated to preserving the numbers of these very shy creatures. Our Panda projects are based in one such reserve in Wolong, Sichuan Province.

After a period of basic training in safety and how to care for the animals you will put under the supervision of the head keeper. Your daily responsibilities will include helping to clean out the Panda’s bedding as well as doing general maintenance on the Pandas living area. Perhaps your most important role will be to work with the other keepers to help prepare the Panda’s daily meals. Contrary to popular belief the panda doesn’t just eat Bamboo (although it does eat a lot of it), its diet is supplemented with fruit, vegetable and even specially formulated ‘panda bread’.

From time to time, you may also be required to help the resident scientists collect data on behavioural patterns as well as assist the reserve’s vet provide any veterinary care that the Pandas might need.

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Conservation in Ghana
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Turtle conservation in Mexico
Ghana conservation projects
Panda conservation projects in China
Turtle conservation in India


HIV Awareness

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