Earthwatch: South Africa - South African Penguins

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Volunteer on an Earthwatch Expedition to help protect biodiversity of the world's second-largest colony of African penguins. At the World Heritage Site, participate in a various research activities to monitor the health of this unique island envir... read more

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Volunteer on an Earthwatch Expedition to help protect biodiversity of the world's second-largest colony of African penguins. At the World Heritage Site, participate in a various research activities to monitor the health of this unique island environment. Your team will participate in a variety of research activities to monitor the health of this unique island environment, working with several experienced researchers and staff members. You’ll conduct population surveys on penguins and other seabirds to determine their breeding success and survival and help with ongoing trials of a revolutionary new automatic system designed to detect and recognize individual penguins as they pass remote cameras. Your research will bring you face-to-face with the daily rhythms of the island and the problems seabirds face, such as predation by seals and competition with fisheries. Besides raucous seabirds, Robben Island harbors several species of antelope, ostriches, ibises, and egrets. On your recreational days you can take the ferry to the mainland and enjoy some of Africa's premier tourist spots, including the Cape Town Waterfront and Table Mountain. Learn more about Earthwatch Expedition: South African Penguins.

Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
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