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Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, is a beautiful tropical island and tourist hot-spot due to its stunning beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant history. Ticking swimming with dolphins off the bucket list is also why many venture to this exotic paradise. Yet, prominent research shows the harmful effects of mismanaged interactions and this form of tourism on marine mammals. The answer is never simple – considering the local community’s reliance on this income – but, as part of this Marine Eco Tourism Internship abroad you will become part of a positive solution.
Throughout your placement, you’ll help to create responsible ecotourism practices, connecting a passion for nature, conservation and entrepreneurship with high calibre data collection for university-led research studies.
THIS MARINE ECO-TOURISM INTERNSHIP, YOU WILL:
- Work with tourism operators in the area to determine the impact of current practices on the marine biodiversity in the area and assess the long-term benefit of sustainable ecotourism
- By boat, collect daily data on dolphins and other marine life, including the significant influence of tourism on their natural behavior
- Build on local capacity by delivering collaborative workshops that encourage the community of tourism boat drivers to create more sustainable practices
- Assist in delivering a change to tourism practices in the private sector, developing small enterprises and high-quality programs to ensure the longevity – and conservation – of the ocean’s natural resources
- Attend monthly meetings with our research partners from the Institute of Marine Sciences (University of Dar es Salaam) to discuss project development, research studies and alignment
- Live and work on one of the most stunning tropical islands in the world
- Be immersed in the vibrant and colorful fishing villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi
- Be supported throughout by our team of 3 personal mentors, giving you context and tools to use throughout your future career