From the comfort of your own home, join a multiple award-winning charity in their quest to encourage the survival of elephants living in a remote corner of Sri Lanka. The work that you will assist with is essential to help the charity to continue their vital role of helping humans and wildlife to live alongside each other sustainably.
A century ago, more than 20,000 elephants lived in the wild in Sri Lanka. Today, due to increased farming and elephant habitat destruction, just 5,000 of these gentle giants live within their natural social structures outside of captivity. The elephant, the symbol of the country, is considered sacred – and this makes their decline all the more devastating. This online volunteering project encourages remote volunteers to help conservation efforts through research, analysis, social media and raising awareness – all of which help the conservation fund to reduce elephant poaching and promote local livelihoods.
The online volunteering program curriculum is designed provide background information through readings and presentations, lesson plans, interactive exercises and discussions, graphics, photos, videos, worksheets, quizzes, homework and independent assignments. You can choose the project which suits you best from the list below. Prior experience or knowledge is not required. You will need to have access to a computer, the internet, Skype and Zoom. Lectures will be scheduled in a way that will be most convenient for all participants in different time zones on the course.