A Picture Update From The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

A Picture Update From The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

Posted by Michael Starbuck on 13th Dec 2017

We love receiving updates from all of our projects, and we have just been sent a host of images from our newest project, the Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project over in Zimbabwe! Volunteers have well and truly been getting stuck in over the last month, so lets take a look at what they have been doing! First up it's bush skills....

Bush Skills in Zimbabwe

On this project volunteers have the chance to not only aid animal conservation, but also to learn a number of important bush skills including starting a fire!

 

Volunteer fishing

Fishing is another useful skill to have when out in the bush, and the patience clearly paid off for this volunteer!

 

Volunteer Campout in Zimbabwe

The culmination of learning all of these bush skills is a camp out beneath the stars. There is nothing quite like an African nighttime sky so this is an experience volunteers never forget.

Volunteer in Zimbabwe with a giraffe

Of course there was the chance to meet some of the local wildlife too! We're not sure who is happier to be in this picture, the giraffe or the volunteer!

 

Volunteer Built Eco-Greenhouse

Volunteers have been helping to build a greenhouse at the project site too, and as you can see things are going well! The aim of this greenhouse is to enable the project to become more self-sustainable and grow fresh fruit and vegetables for the volunteers to enjoy.

Cultural Exchange in Zimbabwe

The Shona cultural evenings are always an extremely popular event on this project, and this is where volunteers get the chance to learn more about the Shona culture of the local people. Members of the community come in to cook and converse with the volunteers, and more often than not this night results in a lot of dancing (not all of it good) and happy memories!

We can't wait to see what 2018 holds for the team on the Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project, so keep your eyes peeled for any future updates!


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