Frontier

Whale & Dolphin Conservation

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Non-profit
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gegründet 1989
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Koordinator | David
Koordinator | David
Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

Highlights

  • Make a valuable and significant contribution to the conservation of vulnerable whale and dolphin species
  • Gain hands-on marine conservation experience
  • Explore incredible Tenerife
  • Create unforgettable memories and make lifelong friends

Tenerife is the largest of the seven stunning Canary Islands, which form this Atlantic Ocean archipelago. From the golden sandy beaches in the south to the dramatic lunar landscape of Mount Teide National Park and everything in between, Tenerife is a must see.

The Canary Islands are part of a community of Island chains situated in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Along with Madeira, Cape Verde, the Azores and the Savage Islands, the Canaries are known as Macaronesia which literally translates as ‘Islands of the Fortunate’. The Canary Islands certainly are fortunate as they boast over 1700 species of plants and an assortment of animal, insect and marine life and out of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is the most biologically diverse due to its extraordinary climate and geography.

This little Island is home to two world heritage sites, one national park, the world’s third largest volcano and forty two natural protected spaces making it jam packed with places to explore. The enormous variety of activities and sites such as the medieval castle, unspoilt villages and fantastic diving will make your time in Tenerife a truly unique experience. 

As one of the top whale and dolphin watching destinations in the world, the south-west coast of Tenerife is a truly outstanding location for the observation of free-living whales. There are resident communities of pilot whales and dolphins which remain here throughout the year, which can be observed on perhaps 80% of the days of the year. There is also a total of 24 other species migrating through Canarian waters at different times of the year from the giant blue whale to the majestic killer whale.

This project will give you the perfect opportunity to learn more about these fascinating creatures and gain valuable experience in conservation as you spend your days working alongside the Island’s threatened whale and dolphin populations.

Tagesablauf

Volunteers can expect to join tourist whale watching boats 3 times a week. After your initial training, your role will cover three equally important areas:

You will be on whale watching boats, undertaking important observation and monitoring work. Here you will be taking photographs of the whales in order to help grow the catalogue of whales in the area - a good quality camera is essential for you to bring for this work! This enables us to improve our knowledge of family and community groups, and whether the population is expanding or not. You will also be observing behavior and recording it, to determine if behaviour is dependent on group size as well as monitoring the impact of the whale watching industry on the cetaceans. 

You will act as a guide on the whale watching boats and interact with the tourists on board, raising awareness about the resident cetacean population as well as the migratory species they can expect to see at that time of year. You will supplement the work of the boat guides, perhaps helping out with English translations. This is crucial as with this education they can inform others and so the knowledge spreads and can help improve conservation attitudes globally.

Up to twice a week you will go on coastal expeditions in search of dolphins feeding around the fish farms. From a high point on mountains or cliffs, you will use binoculars to scan for dolphins and any passing whales. You will learn how to calculate the distance to the animals and record their geographic position. Throughout the survey you will take notes of observed species, group size and their behaviour, as well as recording the boats present in the area, and their impact on the dolphin behaviour.

After each survey, back at the volunteer house you will enter the collected data into the research databases. You will be taught how to correctly prepare digital photos of the whales and dolphins for subsequent identification, and learn how to match these using the catalogue of known individuals. If you are willing to get stuck in and engross yourself in the valuable work of contributing to these charismatic and enchanting species, then this project is perfect for you.

Informationen zur Anreise

Start dates are every Sunday throughout the year.  You can take part from one week to eight weeks.  Longer placements can be offered on request.

Freizeitaktivitäten

In your spare time make sure you take the opportunity to explore the islands hidden secrets and sample the traditional historic towns as well as the stunning natural landscapes which you may recognise from Star Wars and Clash of the Titans. Maybe even pay a visit to the Teide National Park and climb a live volcano. Don’t forget to stop off at the beautiful Renaissance town of La Orotava at the foot of the mountain and explore the old narrow streets and quaint churches.

Tenerife also offers everything you would expect from a fantastic tourist location, including scuba diving, quad biking, festivals and great nightlife to help unwind at the weekend.

Frontier can help you organise a variety of activities in Tenerife, whether it is salsa lessons or learning how to windsurf!

Water Sports
Swimming
Konzerte/
Musik
Sightseeing
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Oper
Sports

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 16 Jahre alt sein.
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tage gebraucht Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:00 - 14:00

Leistungen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
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Qualitätssicherung
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Geld-zurück-Garantie
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Frontier storniert wird
Support & Mediation
Wir unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch deine Freiwilligenorganisation erhoben.

Vor Beginn deiner Reise

Umfassende Beratung und durchgehender Support (gratis)
Frontier (deine Gastorganisation) berät dich gerne und beantwortet dir jederzeit all deine Fragen. Sobald du deine Teilnahme bestätigt hast, erhältst du ihre Kontaktdaten.
Online Vorbereitungskurs (optional, ab $49)
Bereite dich mit Hilfe unseres Partners, der Global Travel Academy, auf deine Zeit im Ausland vor. Absolviere einen online Vorbereitungskurs in "International Volunteering", "Travel Health & Safety" und "Travel Safety Abroad" und beginne deine Reise als selbstbewusster und gut informierter Freiwilliger.

Service vor Ort

Dienstleistungen von Frontier
Before you go
  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel and medical advice and documentation
  • Advice on visas and equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier T-shirt
In-country
  • Accommodation
  • Two meals a day during weekdays
  • Project orientation & training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backu
Abholung vom Flughafen Tenerife South Airport

The project is located in southern Tenerife, a short journey from Tenerife South Airport. If you have arranged an airport pickup, you will be met on arrival by a Frontier staff member and escorted to the project site. If you have chosen to make your own way to the project, you can use our easy to follow instructions. We will provide you with all the information you need prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey.  Upon arrival at the project site you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative from the research team and taken to your accommodation.

Unterkunft

boats launch, with your fellow volunteers and research staff. This house also acts as the field base for conservation efforts so you’ll spend the majority of your work time here when not out on the boats analysing data collected from the morning’s survey. Within the house there is a large living room and balcony for you to relax on after a busy day in the field, an open kitchen with all the facilities you’ll need to cook up a feast. You’ll sleep in bunk beds in one of the volunteer bedrooms with the other volunteers. As well as sleeping, the bedrooms can also be used to relax in after the long hours spent at sea and working on dolphin data. If you decide to venture out the house in your spare time, everything you’ll need is a short walk or bus ride away, including the harbour, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and banks.  

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

Varied western diet.  Most special dietary requirements can be catered for.

We include two meals per day on week days.  This is breakfast and evening meal.  Volunteers often choose to buy their own lunch while out on project days.  At the weekend volunteers usually cook together.  Our volunteer villa has a fully stocked kitchen that is available for use by volunteers.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Spanien zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Spanien bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Spanien antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Spanien überprüfen.
Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 684
2 Wochen
$ 1,134
3 Wochen
$ 1,484
4 Wochen
$ 1,834
5 Wochen
$ 2,284
6 Wochen
$ 2,584
8 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 3,234
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 544 /Woche

Du kannst das Programm in Las Chafiras/Spanien zwischen 1 Woche und 8 Wochen unterstützen. Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Frontier wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Crowdfunding-Service
Im Allgemeinen beinhaltet Freiwilligenarbeit im Ausland bestimmte Kosten. Falls du finanzielle Unterstützung benötigst, helfen wir dir gerne beim Crowdfunding für dein Freiwilligenprogramm in Spanien.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Frontier während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.
  Europa Südeuropa Spanien  Las Chafiras, Guargacho

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