Focus: Animal care and Conservation.
Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya. The organisation was established in 1997 in response to an outcry from local residents about the high number of deaths of colobus monkeys on the Diani Beach road.
Now, many years later, Colobus Conservation has numerous projects concentrating on research and solutions for human/primate conflicts including animal welfare, biological/ecological research, community development and education, forest protection and enrichment and eco-tourism awareness program.
Our Goals are to:
Conserve and protect the Angolan colobus and its habitat in Kenya;
Inspire interest and participation in primate and environmental conservation;
Promote the welfare of primates and to reduce the impact of human development on the environment in Diani and south eastern Kenya;
Further understand the Diani primate species and their conservation;
Respond and deliver a high quality primate rescue and rehabilitation service;
Be a considerate employer through training and fair wage structure, to be self-funding, producing high quality valuable work and to be transparent.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteer in the beach resort town of Diani, on the south coast of Kenya, carry out wildlife and forest conservation overlooking the beautiful white sand beaches and clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy warm evenings socialising and dancing by moonlight at the local hotels and restaurants. On days off, enjoy the opportunities for scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, skim and boogie boarding or exploring Shimba Hills National Reserve. All with the security of good quality hospitals, pharmacies, shops, post-offices and banks near-by!
We accept volunteers from a diverse variety of backgrounds with a range of skills including: teaching, photography, GIS, botany, editing/writing, artistic ability, sales/marketing ability and carpentry/building as well as veterinarians, primatologists and animal rehabilitators.
There are six primate species with 1,400 monkeys living within the suburban town. Diani is interspersed with remnant forest patches and scattered trees from the original forest type that is considered part of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
There are a variety of projects underway at Colobus Conservation at any one time.
Activities you may be involved in include:
Feeding primates awaiting release; Cleaning cages; Primate orphan care; Community education programmes; Community outreach; Primate release monitoring; Primate behaviour data collection; Human-primate conflict resolution; Primate census; Tree growth surveys; Cage enrichment design/provision.
If you don't see what you are looking for on the list, please write to us and enquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSh11,000 per week for a research intern. For an eco-volunteer, KSh71,500 for 2 weeks. Costs Include accommodation in Single sex dorm bedrooms in a communal house, hot/cold showers, 3 meals a day, laundry and housekeeping. There is good mobile phone and internet coverage and 3 meals a day, excluding travel and visa costs.
As an eco-volunteer you will not need any prior experience. The Research Intern Programme is for individuals conduct research at Masters Level or above. Volunteers must be aged 21 years old and above.
P.O. Box 5380
Diani Beach, Kenya
Tel: 254 (0) 711 479 453
Location:Diani Beach, Kenya
Average cost per day:KSh11,000 (Intern)
Focus: Animal care and Conservation
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, Masters Level or above (Interns)