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Wildlife Rehabilitation & Monitoring Supporter Motse Eco-Volunteers

Motse Eco-Volunteers

Wildlife Rehabilitation & Monitoring Supporter
Tsetsebjwe, Botswana Motse Eco-Volunteers-Logo by Motse Eco-Volunteers
$710/week
2 - 12 weeks
Volunteers at Motse work to rehabilitate reserve to a more natural state and help monitor the diverse wildlife.

Project Details

Volunteers at Motse work to rehabilitate reserve to a more natural state and help monitor the diverse wildlife.

Botswana is a small stable country in southern Africa, with a mostly rural population, and fantastic wildlife. 

The Motse project is based at the gorgeous Limpopo-Lipadi Game Reserve, just inside the border of Botswana, about five hours from Johannesburg International Airport. Volunteers at Motse work to rehabilitate the reserve which was cattle farms a few years ago,  to a more natural state and help monitor the diverse wildlife. Volunteers help remove invasive cactus and other species, and to regenerate native grasses and trees. Regular visits to the two local villages, Moletemane and Tsetsebjwe help resolve conflict with wildlife and bring education and value to the local communities. One of the most unique and beautiful wilderness locations in the world, Limpopo-Lipadi game reserve is singly accessible and remote at the same time. Botswana has a strong conservation imperative, and is working to improve the livelihood of the peoples who live alongside the wildlife. Volunteers learn how to track and record nature, identify predators and search for animals using their radio collars. With concurrent research on lions, elephants, leopards and vegetation. your monitoring efforts are helping real science get done. 

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
2011
Contact Person
Gabriella Postiglione
Spoken Languages
Spanish
English
Italian

Social Impact

The reserve employs many people from local the two local villages, Moletemane and Tsetsebjwe, (Hence the name Motse for our social project!). The project has already done a lot for the villages, building creches and contributing to primary schools, supporting local artists, and taking teachers and students on safari to deepen their appreciation of wildlife.  Volunteers share fulfilling encounters in local schools and villages, helping to bring education about the value of wildlife, and about the social harms of poaching. 

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals