Wildlife Surveys

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An amazing opportunity to visit and volunteer in the magnificence National Parks of Epirus Region, Greece. In this, volunteers will be involved in the monitoring and research of the Parks’ rich wildlife. You will be working together with the Parks’ scientists and other highly experienced scientists and you will learn a range of skills from those focused on research such as data processing, wildlife surveys, camera trapping and species identification, to practical skills such as first aid, canoeing, wildlife photography and more. The main focus of your time on this programme will be learning a variety of techniques required to effectively monitor local biodiversity. This includes conducting a range of wildlife and socio-economic surveys to help gather and manage data required. You will set up camera traps, and conduct transects that record tracks and signs of various animals in the National Parks. You will monitor key aquatic and bird of prey species to collect long-term seasonal trend data on resident and migratory birds. You will conduct biodiversity assessment surveys to identify species of Amphibians, Reptiles, Butterflies and Mammals walking across trails and setting up traps and monitoring cameras.

The outcomes of this research provides a huge amount of critical data to the Management Bodies of the Protected Areas to help them to make important conservation decisions and ensure the survival of the biodiversity of this unique areas.


Dedicated volunteer guesthouse


Wildlife surveys, biodiversity monitoring (Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, plants etc.), wildlife photography.


3 Meals included (volunteers assist with the preparation of meals and dish washing)

Pick up Point

Ioannina airport or bus terminal

Duration & Fees
  • €1,350 – 1 month
  • €3,900 – 3 months
  • €7,200 - 6 months
  • €13,000 – 12 months

Please note: For those wishing to dedicate only 1-2 weeks in the butterfly and bird watching surveys, special accommodation and itinerary arrangements have to be arranged. Please contact us for further information.

Please note: Above prices are not valid for European Volunteer Service (EVS) project participants

Start Dates

Intern volunteers can join throughout the year. All other participants wishing to spend less than a month to the programme can join under special conditions.

What is included?
  • Pre-departure support
  • Return transfers to and from Airport/ bus station
  • Arrival orientation
  • Constant mentoring, supervision, guidance and training from experienced scientists
  • Necessary project equipment and materials
  • Transfer to research area locations and/ or National Parks’ offices 
  • Biodiversity monitoring courses including GPS training, Camera trap training, Wildlife identification etc.
  • Weekly evaluation with your mentor
  • Final evaluation
  • Certification and summary of training and experience received
  • Confidential professional reference
  • Shared accommodation at the volunteer guesthouse
  • Three meals daily
  • Access to tea and coffee
  • Use of internet at the volunteer guesthouse
  • 24-hour emergency phone support
What is not included
  • International and domestic flights or bus tickets
  • Airport taxes
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Work/study Visa
  • Laundry services (inexpensive laundry can be found in the town)
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