The ecosystem, terrestrial wildlife and Marine wildlife as well as the coral reefs are highly threatened more than ever in the contemporary time as a result of a number of human activities. There is need for a collective effort to protect ecosystem and these creatures otherwise they will soon go into extinctions due to ungodly actions of some people. For instance, studies have shown that the coral reef in the Caribbean is dying off more quickly than previously thought. There is fear that it will soon go into extinctions. The same could be said of other marine wildlife like whale, shark and others. These creatures have become the targets of many fishermen.
There are a number of practices that destroy the atmosphere and harm the wildlife. Deforestation, hunting of the wild animals, drift-netting, whaling and shark poaching are some activities that destroy the wildlife. The cruise industry through their various actions such as waste-disposal, negative impacts resulting from traffic and others is also posing great threat to the sea creatures. Besides the
However, there is intensified effort by some people to protect these creatures from their human invaders. Various conservation organizations have been formed in the recent time. There are now conservation volunteer opportunities for any person who wants to join the campaign.
Types of Conservation Volunteers
There are basically two types of conservation projects which can take different forms, namely, conservation for terrestrial wildlife and conservation for marine wildlife. You can join any of them that you prefer.
What are the Conservation Volunteers Job Duties?
The conservation volunteers abroad use various means to stop the threat against terrestrial and marine wildlife. They organize demonstrations, tactical conservation operation, campaigns, direct combats with shark poacher, sea whalers, commercial fishermen and others and conventional protests. Conservation volunteers can also help out in documenting various violations of regulations treaties and international laws protecting terrestrial and marine wildlife. They can also organize enlightenment programs teaching people the best practices that protect the atmosphere such as afforestation, better ways of managing waste products, how to go green, how to grow organic garden and the likes.
If you want to volunteer for conservation, there are different organizations that provide such opportunities. Some of the organizations have the backing of various governments even though their targets have painted them monsters and dubbed them pirates and terrorists. The government of Costa Rica, for example, invited one of the popular sea wildlife conservation organizations known as Sea Shepherd to assist in controlling the activities of poachers. Thus, the government gave them the authority to patrol around Cocos Island to fight poachers.
Conservation campaign is not an easy one. For example, the poachers, whalers, drift netting fishermen and other people that engage in unwanted practices across the sea are going the extra mile in order to go uncaught in their evil act. Most of them operate with heavy arms and they are bent on opening fire on conservation vessels going after them.
Given the above, if you are going in for conservation abroad, you should be well prepared for the challenges. Make sure that you have the required skills and that you undergo the necessary training for the project you want to join in.