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Elephants being the largest terrestrial mammals frequently range outside the borders of even the largest national parks resulting in human-elephant conflicts (HEC) in Sri Lanka . HEC is perhaps one of the biggest environmental issues Sri Lanka is facing today. Every year nearly 150 elephants and 60 people die as a result of HEC. Our partner, the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) has started an innovative approach to elephant conservation by combining scientific research and conservation with education and sustainable economic development of rural communities affected by HEC. The ongoing project has developed a holistic approach to elephant conservation and research by helping local people who are the most affected by wildlife and who in turn most affect wildlife . The project creates local support for long term elephant conservation efforts by offering tangible benefits to local people.
Volunteers will be divided into smaller sub-teams and partnered with the local field staff to conduct research. The sub-teams will be given tasks to accomplish each day. Volunteers work as teams and the research activities will be rotated over the course of the project. The afternoons/evenings will be relatively quiet. Volunteers can rest after a tiring morning of field work in the hot tropical environment. But there will be elephant observations, tree hut monitoring and data entry tasks. Depending on current research needs, focus, and season local project staff will assign any of following research activities to volunteers.
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No specific training or qualification is required for this program but participants should have effective communication skills.
Global Crossroad manages your entire supervision and accommodation during the project period. You will be entitled to three local meals and your accommodation would be managed in a tent or camp or lodge.
Additional cost of $75 for airport pick and transfer to Galle
Sinhalese Language & Culture (1 week-optional): $250
Mini Venture: $1099