Elephant Census Volunteers

Do you have time and funds to stay in southern India for a while?  You might be interested in volunteering for the elephant census.  The Karnataka Forest Department is accepting volunteer applications from people age 22-age 50.  You must work long hours May 15-19, counting elephants and collecting dung samples.  Prior to your work, you undergo compulsary training.

Work is unpaid, but there is no fee to participate.  Applications are due April 18.

The last census was completed in 2012 with volunteers estimating that 5,000 elephants lived in Karnataka.

IMG_3676Photo: taken at Elephant Nature Park


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