Earthwatch is calling for enthusiastic students to take an active role in urgent conservation projects, from Desert Elephants in Namibia to Mexican Mangroves and Wildlife. Whatever your interest, endangered habitats, threatened species, climate change, archeology or world health, with 140 field research projects on offer, in all corners of the world, there is something for everyone.
As an Earthwatch team member you will work alongside expert scientists. You will acquire new skills in scientific field research and team work while boosting your environmental awareness. All you need to do is roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.
Joining an Earthwatch Project adds a great component to your CV, but you will also have the satisfaction of contributing to the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable future for our planet. All you need is between 2 and 20 days to spare and enough money to cover you project contribution and flights.
For £840, join the effort to preserve Cameroon's Rainforests. Surrounded by the sounds of forest birds and primates, teams work in either Mefou National Park, site of a chimpanzee and gorilla rehabilitation effort, or Bali Ngemba, where researchers, aided by local village chiefs and herbalists, are identifying priority conservation areas and searching out the forest's botanical treasures.
If this is beyond your budget why not check out a UK Discovery project. For only £155 help Earthwatch scientists to chart the recovery of the British otter along the river banks of Wiltshire. Alternatively, for £495 join Britains Basking Sharks in Cornwall or the Inner Hebrides, where marine naturalists are carrying out photo-identification studies in order to monitor the effect of human pressures on these gentle giants.
Student Kerry Jones said; "I had the best two weeks of my life with Earthwatch. I went to university feeling motivated and determined to achieve my goals. Before this trip, I never thought there were real opportunities out there - just dreams, but now I know I was wrong."
This is just a flavour of over 140 Earthwatch research projects on offer in 2004, 29 of which are under £900. Full details and price information are available on our www.earthwatch.org/europe or call + 44 (0)1865 318838.
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