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This volunteer program is great for anyone with an interest in marine conservation, this humpback whale research and conservation project in Praia do Forte, northeast Brazil, gives volunteers the chance to be involved in the long-term conservation of the humpback whale. In the gorgeous beaches of the ‘Brazilian Polynesia’ you will help to preserve these majestic and playful creatures in their breeding grounds. You can join the project for two to four weeks and, weather permitting, should spend a lot of your time observing the whales at sea. Volunteers working alongside a dedicated team of researchers, spending time out on the boat observing whales, teaching communities about whales, snorkelling in crystal waters and living on the coast at Praia do Forte.
Volunteers will collect data on the behavior of the whales, conduct bio-acoustic monitoring and develop the picture identification library. Volunteers also assist with some office-based administrative tasks and have the opportunity to help with environmental education.
What's not Included?
No specific skills or qualification are required, except the volunteer needs to be friendly, open, flexible and should have good communication skills.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the nearby Youth Hostel. Accommodation will be dormitory style (3/4 per room) with private bathrooms, hot water, electricity, and laundry and kitchen facilities. The hostel also has telephone, ATM machine and internet access.
Food: Breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are left up to the volunteer.
Note: Once GVI receives your application form, one of our experienced regional coordinators will give you a call to find out if you have any further questions, or simply want to find out more about volunteering. All GVI staff regularly visit the project sites, and have volunteered and travelled themselves, so have an in-depth knowledge and boundless enthusiasm that ensures your application process runs smoothly and efficiently.