Conservation Volunteers Australia is a non-profit / non-government organisation and is Australia’s leading practical conservation organisation. They welcome more that 10,000 volunteers per year and have 24 offices across Australia.
Conservation Volunteers Australia achieves real conservation results including planting more than 1 million trees per year. Various programs like weed removal, the Yellow Crazy Ants survey program and track construction are held through out the Northern Territory during the year.
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Green turtles are listed as ‘vulnerable’ under the National Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The main threats are pollution and changes to important turtle habitats, especially coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove forests and nesting beaches.
This 15 day scientific monitoring program aims to locate nesting green turtles at night on the beach at Smith Point. The aim is to determine the number of nesting turtles and dispersal of the genetic population. The program was established in 2007 in partnership between Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Marine Biodiversity Group of the Northern Territory Government.
Situated on the western tip of Arnhem Land, Cobourg Peninsula is a remote coastal location, which features sandy beaches, coastal grasslands, mangroves, rainforest patches, swamps, lagoons, coral reefs and sea grass meadows.
Indicative rate includes – return transportation from Darwin for the duration of the project, food, camping accommodation, experienced turtle research assistants, training, project support and turtle monitoring activities.
Join this remote journey to Northeast Arnhem Land region, assisting the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation with marine rescue projects. Cape Arnhem is located at the tip of the Northern Territory, forming part of the spectacular Northeast Arnhem Land wilderness area. This land is one of the last great unspoiled areas of the world and well known for its strong Aboriginal culture, towering escarpments, savannah woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. The peninsula’s wild coastlines and surrounding waters swarm with marine life and face continual threats from marine debris pollution.
Working with the Dhimurru Rangers, participants will walk beaches along Cape Arnhem to collect, catalogue and dispose of marine debris.
Indicative rate includes – return transportation from Darwin, experienced Conservation Volunteers program leader, meals, shared accommodation, Dhimurru Ranges and marine debris activities, opportunity to help make a difference to this remarkable region.
The Cobourg Peninsula is located at the tip of the Northern Territory, forming part of the spectacular Arnhem Land wilderness area. This land is one of the last great unspoiled areas of the world and well known for its strong Aboriginal culture, towering escarpments, savannah woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. The peninsula’s wild coastlines and surrounding waters swarm with marine life and face continual threats from marine debris pollution.
For holiday makers looking to give something back to the environment, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in essential coastal conservation projects. Working with Conservation Volunteers, traveler’s will walk the peninsula’s beaches to collect, catalogue and dispose of marine debris. This six day conservation holiday is one not to be missed.
Indicative rate includes – return transportation from Darwin, meals, camping accommodation,
experienced program leader and marine debris activities.
From $120 to $208
Join this once in a lifetime opportunity to assist on this remote beach. You will help clean and survey a white sand beach, Talc Head, located on the other side of Darwin Harbour. You will help collect and identify rubbish, such as broken glass (worn down over many years), plastics, cans, fishing line, fishing nets, which can negatively impact the marine wildlife – turtles and dugongs. Any marine debris (beach rubbish) data you collect can help lead to raised awareness of the impacts this human waste in the harbour.
Join their ornithologist (bird expert) team leader and keen team at East Arm Wharf to monitor shore birds. The data collected on this day will contribute to baseline data for shore birds in the area, and to the upkeep of Darwin’s unique coastal ecosystem. This is a great project if you want to learn more about the birds of Darwin for the morning with our local expert.
There is no cost to take part in this survey.