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Short UK conservation break

 

Get active and help conserve that vital habitat wildlife need.  Protecting animal habitat is vital if we are to protect the animals - without it, they cannot thrive.  A key reason why so many species are under threat is because their habtiat is vanishing so we need to conserve and protect what they have. 
 
Click here for info from Responsible Travel on conservation holidays in Suffolk

Volunteer in Suffolk

Responsible Travel lists three short breaks in Suffolk, giving you the chance to volunteer and make a difference there.  From £495 for four days.   Find out more here

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You can also get stuck into a conservation holiday in Scotland, doing forest conservation work in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.  Helaward-winning charity work to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest to a spectacular wilderness region of the Scottish Highlands.   Click here for more details on this holiday

The National Trust also has a number of working holidays to help keep Britain beautiful and to help many animal species and plants.  You can help conserve Britain's wildlife and heritage.  You could also become a Working Holiday Leader.  There are different types of National Trust holidays from Youth Discovery to Family, and from Independent to Short Break, so there's something for everyone.  Click here to find a working holiday with the National Trust and here to download their brochure.

If you really want to get away for a couple of days and do something different, short breaks may be just the thing. 

Animals are dependent on wetlands & woodland, hedges and trees for places to rest & nest, shelter and feed, so the conservation of these places makes a difference.  They will get you away to beautiful surroundings, give you exercise, fresh air, a chance to make new friends and that feel good factor that comes with volunteering and making a difference. 

You do need to be physically fit & willing to muck in and get stuck in in all aspects of these breaks.  

The RSPB has some residential volunteering holidays in the UK
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The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in the UK. It works to protect birds and wildlife in the UK and overseas.

The charity has residential volunteer opportunities around the UK, with over 40 different places and lots of things to do.   Spend a week or more on a reserve!  Click here to find all the different opportunities in the UK.

 

 Volunteer to restore Britain's canals

Volunteer to restore Britain's canals

Canals are an important wildlife sanctuary so it is important to restore and maintain them.   The Waterway Recovery Group runs working holidays called Canal Camps - just the thing for anyone who loves being outdoors and making a difference.  Meet new people, bring derelict canals back to life, acquire new skills and do something really meaningful on a short break.  Click here for more information.

Volunteer for dolphins and whales

Volunteer for dolphins and whales

Be a residential volunteer at the Scottish Dolphin Centre between February and October. Find out more