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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause such as wildlife conservation or tsunami reconstruction efforts? Tell us how you did it, what the experience was like, and how others can help. Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details here.
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"Organization: Wildtracks
Address: Wildtracks, P.O. Box 278, Belize City, Belize
Tel: (00501) 423 2032
Location: Sarteneja, NE Belize.

Geographic area of activity: Corozal Bay and NE Belize jungle habitats

Conservation activity:
    1. To protect and preserve the jungle habitats of NE Belize.
    2. The conservation and research of the Belizean manatee population.
Key programme areas: Conservation, research, outreach and sustainable development (working with local communities)

Desired volunteers: Wildtracks strongly favors volunteers with experience and qualifications to Masters / PHD level in the above listed key programme areas. There are some opportunities for basic physical work such as clearing trails etc. but it is limited.

(To give a better idea of the kind of volunteers Wildtracks likes the current volunteers base consists of:
1 x PHD Marine Biologist
1 x PHD Tropical Tree Specialist
1 x Logistics Officer
1 x Graduate Oceanographer
1 x Community development and Funding Officer (Liz)
1 x Rural Economist on Business Health Advisor (Me)
2 x Tropical Conservation Management Professors

As you can see, it's all a bit specialist and we just happened to be in the right place at the right time with the right skills. However, I hope this helps the site and can give some people a few options along the way."
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