Menai Bay is well known for its dolphin population, as well as being home to a wide array of fish species. On this program, participants will assist with research, as well as setting guidelines and creating a network of information available to tourists, hotels, operators and guides, in order to protect local marine life in the area. People with an interest in a career in marine conservation are able to gain practical skills in the field from participating on this program, while participating on impactful day-to-day initiatives on the ground.
Your involvement on this program with further promote your employability, as you will be assisting with running a Marine Conservation Club, which teaches young people in the community about environmental issues facing the region, as well as promoting the United Nations SDG goals.
Together with the Institute of Marine Science Zanzibar, participants may assist with monitoring how human-dolphin interaction affects the way the dolphins live and behave. A typical day on the program could also involve data entering, working to create materials for ethical awareness, presenting your work to various local partners or even taking part in Kiswahili lessons. The program workshops have been given the go ahead by the local government. Promoting sustainable dolphin tourism in the area by empowering the local community goes a long way towards protecting the species.
In your free time, you can expect to get the chance to snorkel, visit exquisite coral reefs and immerse yourself in local culture.