Whale Shark Conservation Volunteer Program in Tofo, Mozambique

Volunteers on the Whale Shark Conservation Program will help to carry out marine research and the monitoring of whale sharks off the coast of Mozambique. Program volunteers can help to collect data via beach walks, boat surveys, swims, and scuba dives along the coastline of Tofo.

Volunteers are needed not only to carry out the field activities but also to help fund the program. As a volunteer in this program, you’ll satisfy your need for adventure by diving, snorkeling, and swimming, while also learning marine research skills and contributing to an important program.

As a volunteer in this program, you will help monitor whale shark numbers and behavior, as well as identify them by taking underwater photographs. You will also join research scuba dives to help monitor the condition of coral reefs and the presence of indicator species of reef fish. At certain times of the year you may help survey humpback whale numbers and turtle nesting activity as well as other indicators of the health of the marine biodiversity off the coast of Mozambique.

Volunteers also assist with beach cleanups and other general environmental activities. Additional volunteer tasks include helping to upload and analyze the field data, and helping to create awareness among the general public of the importance of the marine environment.

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