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Volunteer of the month! Walter, 4 times with us!

My name is Walter, I live in Vienna and I’m 75 years old turning 76 in December.

You may think life has not much to offer any more? This is my story:

I’ve been to many beautiful places in South Africa and neighbouring countries, staying in nice and expensive lodges, but deep in my heart I knew “something” was missing.

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Camera Traps fundraising Updates!

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported and donated to our camera trap fundraising campaign.

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Incredible battle for survival – Cheetahs VS Wildebeest

The unexpected happened in front of our eyes on the way back home. The sighting of a lifetime, the dream of many. One of those moments that can’t be retold because you must live them to feel the tension, the adrenaline. All your senses heighten and there is an internal fight between seeing a kill and hoping for the prey to escape. A moment that the best documentaries try to portray. But this was real, in front of our eyes!

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Elephant monitoring at LEO Africa - Three months with Eike

Elephant: A Keystone Species 

Elephants are the largest animals on land and play a crucial role in the balance of the African ecosystem due to their disproportional large effect on the environment.

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How to identify leopards

Leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the key species we monitor at LEO Africa. Leopards are top predators and play a very important role in controlling the herbivore population.

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Our volunteer Leo tells us his best moments during his 8 weeks with us!

Hello, my name is Leo, I come from France and I have been at LEO Africa for 8 weeks. I am studying Management and Protection of Nature and I chose LEO Africa for my internship placement. I have experienced so many great things but here are my highlights:

 

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Testimonial: Two weeks at LEO with Matt and Rebecca

I came to work for Leo Africa for two weeks with my partner Rebecca as a working holiday. It was immediately obvious LEO are doing amazing things for the conservation of South African wildlife. The animals here are in peak physical condition and there are not vehicles everywhere getting in the way of the experience. The views of the landscape and the animals are stunning and I love to take pictures of both.

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Elephant monitoring at LEO Africa - Vesta's three months

Elephant monitoring

When I was a child my wish was to go to Africa. This was made possible when I first came to LEO Africa in 2014. Finding the LEO Africa Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation Volunteer Project and experiencing all it had to offer was a blessing. The project allowed me to experience Africa’s nature and wildlife, whilst contributing to conservation, making it a truly rewarding and life changing experience that I will never forget.

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Eight weeks at LEO with Floris

My name is Floris God and I have been here at LEO for close to seven weeks now; with one more week to go. When I was first deciding on what I would want to do for my gap year I was thinking of travelling. I wanted to go to some place where I had never been before, and I wanted to do it on my own. Instantaneously my dream of visiting Africa and seeing its wildlife sprung to my mind.

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What it means to be a LEO volunteer

Being a LEO volunteer is an experience that can change your life. It is a great opportunity to learn about conservation, wildlife monitoring and sustainable living and make lifelong friendships. All this while having exciting days out in the African bush!

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