Big Five monitoring in South Africa


Live a great life experience, by committing to a game reserve in South Africa.
🐃 South Africa
🐃 Big Five
🐃 From 18 years (16 years accompanied by an adult)
🐃 From €1470 for 2 weeks
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Protect the puma in Argentina

puma argentina

Protégez le pumas dans une réserve naturelle dans les régions montagneuses de Cordoba. 🐆 Toute l’année 🐆 A partir de 18 ans 🐆 De 2 à 12 semaines
🐆 A partir de 1110 €
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The Big Five, Africa's emblematic animals

The Big Five are a group of five African predators that were particularly prized by trophy hunters because they represented a challenge. They include the lion, rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo and leopard. These wild animals have become emblematic of Africa, attracting more and more nature-loving travellers in search of eco-tourism experiences. The Big Five play an essential role in their respective ecosystems. They help to keep ecosystems in balance. Elephants, for example, are veritable ecosystem engineers. By felling trees and creating clearings, they modify the landscape and enable various plants to grow. Rhinoceroses help to maintain grasslands by grazing, thus promoting plant biodiversity. The lion, at the top of the food chain, regulates populations of large herbivores, preventing overpopulation and overexploitation of plant resources. Leopards and buffalos also play their part, the former controlling populations of smaller prey, the latter being a key species in the food chain.

The Puma, big cat of the Americas

The puma, also known as the cougar, is a big cat of the Americas. Unlike the African Big Five, the puma inhabits a variety of habitats, from dense forests to rugged mountains. This solitary predator is known for its ability to adapt to different environments and for its stealth. The puma plays a crucial role in the ecosystem, regulating prey populations and maintaining the natural balance.

The Big Five and the puma in danger

Unfortunately, Big Five species such as the puma are endangered due to illegal hunting, habitat destruction and conflict with humans. Elephants are often hunted for their ivory, while rhinos are hunted for their horns. Lion and leopard populations are also declining due to habitat loss and poaching. Similarly, the puma is suffering from habitat fragmentation and conflicts with cattle breeders. It is therefore crucial to take action to protect these wild animals and preserve their natural environment.

Volunteering for the Big Five and the puma

Participating in volunteer programs is an effective way to help conserve predators such as the Big Five and the puma. Eco-participatory travel offers nature enthusiasts the opportunity to get directly involved in conservation projects. In Africa, eco-volunteering programs enable volunteers to work alongside rangers to protect the Big Five. In America, puma conservation volunteer projects involve activities such as population monitoring, habitat restoration and educating ranchers about peaceful coexistence with these predators.

Eco-volunteering offers a unique opportunity to discover these wild animals up close, while actively participating in their conservation. Whether in Africa for the Big Five or in America for the puma, every effort counts to ensure a sustainable future for these emblematic species.

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