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Wildlife conservation and marine conservation: gap years from Frontier Conservation

Wildlife conservation and marine conservation: what better way to spend your gap year?

Wildlife conservation and marine conservation projects are perfect for anyone looking to take a year out, have a break from normal life and make a difference to the world.

It's not just students who volunteer abroad to do wildlife conservation or marine conservation work, and while the break between school and university is a great time to make your mark on the world, gap years are also an increasingly popular option for those who want to escape the rat race.

Frontier has been at the forefront of biodiversity research, wildlife conservation and marine conservation for over 20 years. Our gap year programmes are a chance to immerse yourself in another culture while helping the environment. Not only this, but when you get back you'll have a variety of new skills that will look great on your CV.

What will you do on a wildlife conservation or marine conservation gap year?

If you choose to undertake wildlife conservation or marine conservation project work, you'll spend your time in a local community, working to save endangered species, protect key habitats and work in animal care projects.

On wildlife conservation projects, you'll learn about the local environment and receive training in the measures and methodologies taken to protect it. Wildlife conservation gap years could even give you the chance to get up close to many of the creatures you're working to save, on anything from remote satellite camps to helping rehabilitate injured animals in sanctuaries.

If you choose a marine conservation project, you'll receive PADI dive training and you'll learn how to assess various habitats, getting the chance to study and explore the mysterious and magical marine environment. On some of our marine conservation gap year projects you could even work directly with the animals, such as monitoring sea turtle hatchlings.

What choices are there for wildlife conservation gap years?

If a wildlife conservation or marine conservation gap year sounds like the right choice for you, you'll have plenty of options to consider.

With Frontier, we offer so many options for wildlife conservation and marine conservation gap years that you'll feel spoilt for choice - but it can also be easy to narrow down the options to find the right year out adventure for you.

One of the main decisions when choosing a wildlife conservation or marine conservation gap year will be the location. Options are available around the world and it just depends on the type of habitat in which you'd like to work.

Marine conservation and wildlife conservation projects in Africa will give you the opportunity to help with conservation projects on the Tanzanian savannah or the jungles of Madagascar, while wildlife rescue in the Americas will work in dense tropical rainforests.

In Asia, wildlife conservation projects and marine conservation work are available across the continent, or if you're looking for opportunities a bit closer to home, why not try conservation work in Europe?

Sign up for a wildlife conservation or marine conservation gap year with Frontier

Whether you want to do wildlife conservation or marine conservation, Frontier can help you plan the perfect expedition.

To find out more, get in touch. We'll be happy to help you decide between wildlife conservation and marine conservation gap years, or answer any questions. And if you're ready to sign up for an exciting gap year abroad, apply online today.

Be sure to also check out our gap year news, to keep up with the latest information about our wildlife conservation and marine conservation projects. You can also subscribe to our gap year blog or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Take a look at our marine and wildlife conservation programmes and see where they could take you:

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.

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"What more could you dream of having sun kissed beaches a 10 minute walk away, monkeys swinging fr..."

prices from €245

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CBP

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I joined the Madagascar marine project back in october 2011, I signed up for a 10week vo..."

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Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

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"Surveys were explained clearly to me and as many times as I needed. When we did our first survey..."

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Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZM

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Fiji Adventurer

Fiji Adventurer

Combine teaching and living in a Fijian community with adventure travel and living in an idyllic beach house on a South Pacific island.

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"On my arrival at the airport in Nadi I met with the Frontier project coodinator and the other vol..."

prices from €1495

Region: Australasia

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: FJA

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Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!

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"I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in li..."

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Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGA

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Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Survey and monitor threatened species in this rich mosaic of untouched habitat on Mafia Island, and educate the local communities on environmentally friendly activities.

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"Since arriving on Mafia Island in September last year, my time has gone so fast and I'm not r..."

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Region: Africa

Activity: Study

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZF

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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.

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"I'd never done anything like this before , so was nervous of the unknown but this was hands d..."

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Region: The Americas

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BZM

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Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the south Pacific. Live in paradise on a beach camp and carry out important marine conservation work.

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"Aside from the diving which was amazing, I really enjoyed the camp atmosphere. I’ve met som..."

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Region: Australasia

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: FJM

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Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.

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"I spent four weeks on the Frontier Madagascar Forest Program and had one of the best times of my..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGF

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Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

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"The project is a great place for non-scientists as well as people with a scientific background. I..."

prices from €245

Region: The Americas

Activity: Discount

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CCL

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