Join our unique Far North Queensland wildlife conservation program immersing you into wildlife, rainforest and reef. As a wildlife conservation volunteer undertaking this program you will venture deep into the North Queensland rainforest where you will become a member of the Australian Quoll Conservancy team. You will also visit the turtle rehabilitation center on Fitzroy Island and support a local marine conservation organisation with h
and-on tasks which may include taking part in a beach clean-up or marine debris sorting. By being a part of this program you are supporting various organisations fighting for the perseverance of our natural playground, whether it be in the rainforest, the beach or the ocean.
Our voluntarism program will have you involved in three important areas in the Far North Queensland region – wildlife, rainforest and the reef, with all three closely connected. You will be intimately involved in learning about and collecting data related to Spotted-tailed Quolls living in North Queensland, helping out with turtles on Fitzroy Island and assisting with the war on plastic pollution in our oceans. You will be working alongside scientists, tourism staff and other devoted conservationists, who have dedicated their lives to protecting endangered species, the rainforest, our Oceans and the Great Barrier Reef.
The Australian Quoll Conservancy (AQC) is a non-profit organization responsible for educating, creating and supporting conservation efforts on all quoll species in Australia. The AQC is actively undertaking various quoll conservation projects including mapping, monitoring and researching existing population of the endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll, particularly in North Queensland. Only 350 animals are estimated to be left in the wild in North Queensland, making the Spotted-tailed Quoll a critically threatened species. Your support of this program will assist the AQC species recovery team in gaining valuable data on the movements, numbers and welfare of the species in the region.
You will also have the opportunity to assist a local marine conservation organisation raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. In Far North Queensland, their efforts are predominantly focused on community and corporate education to avoid using single-use plastics, and on marine debris interception by removing washed up rubbish from beaches, mangroves, rivers and creeks.
By being a part of the team you will learn hands-on about marine debris, where it is coming from, why it is a problem for our eco-systems and what we can do to end it by finding solutions to resign the material itself. Your tasks will depend on the staff on the day, but may involve helping with a beach clean-up or sorting some of the tons of plastic collected during previous clean-ups at their base in Cairns.
Your support, contribution and energy is a great help to the individuals, organisations and tourism operators, with a high commitment to environmental sustainability, in their ongoing struggle for environmental sustainability of wildlife, rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland. Join us for an in-depth and intimate small-group wildlife conservation and reef voluntourism experience in Far North Queensland.