The Elephant Conservation Sri Lanka Project creates the opportunity for you to volunteer with this majestic animal. Work with Elephants in their natural habitat. While experiencing the Wasgamuwa region in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Combined with purposeful research and organised conservation work. Your volunteer position can make a valuable difference. Only 5000 Elephants live outside captivity and the project aims to not only stop the decline but help the increase in numbers.
Our partner is providing a special volunteer programme to work on an established Elephant Conservation project in Sri Lanka. With opportunities to work with scientists, educators, conservationists, other partners and locals. The aim is to be the lead in creating the solution for habitat destruction. With the main goal to preserve and improve habitat. As well as other wildlife species, inline with educating around conservation techniques.
Every day you will be working in the elephant’s natural habitat, where you will be getting hands-on with the ecological research and conservation. Your varied and exciting role will consist of a variety of tasks, including –
Elephant & wildlife monitoring
From a tree top viewing platform, you will view how elephants interact with locals, and secondly how they behave in the forest. There are opportunities to see many species including Leopards.
Use of technology
Including remote sensors, sound traps, camera traps and GPS tracking.
Involvement within communities to help harmonious relationship balance between people and elephants.
By following the paths that the elephants walk, you will be instrumental in helping the understanding of elephants. And also other species numbers throughout the national park.
Observation and photography for ID purposes which helps to understand social groupings as well as other species in the area.
Boundaries are important for the harmonious interaction of people and elephants. Volunteers will check the solar powered electric fences to ensure they are working and undamaged.
Being aware of what other animals and elephant herds are using water sources can help us understand more about the habitat.
Education of conservation is the key to development and preservation of habitats. This included English and environmental awareness in schools.