Get active and help conserve that vital habitat wildlife need. Responsible Travel have a fantastic range of worldwide volunteer breaks! Many of their volunteer holidays involve working with wildlife habitat. 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.
Get involved with the local whale and dolphin conservation. This is an opportunity to experience the rich biodiversity of the Hebrides first hand. You can contribute to a better understanding of the marine environment, and you'll visit some of the remotest and widest parts of the British Isles. This is a live-aboard experience - something very different to many holidays. Find out more
The Caledonian Forest once covered much of the Highlands. It was home to many endangered species. Urgent action is now needed, as only a fraction of this original survives so it is necessary to conserve the forest for the future. You can help on this volunteer holiday by volunteering to do work which will help such as tree planting, seed collecting, removing non native plants, removing old fences and tree nursery work From £81.00. Click here for further info from Responsible Travel.
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.
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.