Animal project in Australia


In Douglas, in the Queensland region of Australia, get involved in a wildlife park.
🐨 From 18 years old
🐨 From 2 to 8 weeks
🐨 Possible internships
🐨 €2,490 / €830.17 after tax deduction
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Oceania, an immense territory

Oceania is a geographical region comprising numerous islands and island nations in the Pacific Ocean. Australia is the largest country in this region, occupying a large part of its territory. The countries that make up Oceania are diverse in terms of culture, language and geography. Here are just some of the countries that make up this immense region of the world.

  • Australia: Australia is the largest and most populous country in Oceania. It is famous for its geographical diversity, ranging from the vast deserts of the center to the spectacular beaches of the coast, mountainous regions and tropical forests.
  • New Zealand: Situated to the east of Australia, New Zealand is made up of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island. It is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, including fjords, mountains, beaches and geysers.
  • Pacific Islands: Oceania is home to many Pacific Islands, including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati and many more. Each of these islands has its own unique culture, languages and traditions.
  • Papua New Guinea: Located north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is known for its exceptional biodiversity, rugged mountains and varied tribal cultures.
  • Polynesia: Polynesia, more commonly known as the Polynesian triangle, is made up of French Polynesia, with the Australs to the south, the Hawaiian archipelago, New Zealand and Rapa Nui.

A unique biodiversity to protect

Oceania's biodiversity is unique due to its geographical isolation and particular environmental conditions. Here are just a few aspects of biodiversity in Oceania:

  • Marine life :
    • Coral reefs are one of Oceania's most iconic features, particularly in places like Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Fiji Islands. These reefs are home to an incredible variety of marine species, including multicolored fish, coral, sea turtles and sharks.
    • Oceania's surrounding waters are rich in biodiversity, with unique marine species such as dugongs, manatees, dolphins and humpback whales migrating through the region.
  • Terrestrial fauna :
    • Oceania is home to a wide variety of birds, including the cassowary, kiwi, rainbow lorikeet and kookaburra. Many species are endemic to the region.
    • Marsupials are well represented in Australia, with species such as the kangaroo, wallaby, koala and wombat.
  • Flora :
    • The rainforests of Oceania, particularly New Guinea and Indonesia, are home to a wide variety of plants, including many endemic species. Orchids, tree ferns and palms are common in these regions.
    • Australia has a unique flora, with trees like eucalyptus and shrubs like banksia. Many Australian plants are adapted to arid conditions.

Volunteer programs in Oceania

Unfortunately, biodiversity in Oceania faces many challenges, including habitat loss due to deforestation, ocean pollution, overfishing, climate change and invasive species. Conservation efforts are underway to protect the region's unique ecosystems and preserve its precious biodiversity. There are many opportunities to volunteer in Oceania, including marine conservation and wildlife sanctuaries.