GNF - Nature Summer Camps 2006

Nature Summer Camps 2006

in co-operation with Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Sika AG and Ziemann Ludwigsburg GmbH

The Global Nature Fund, with the support of Deutsche Lufthansa AG as well as Sika AG and Ziemann Ludwigsburg GmbH, offers for the fourth time young staff members of the three enterprises the opportunity to become actively engaged in conservation work together with other volunteers at different places worldwide. The summer camp participants are older than 18 years. Destination sites are located in our Living Lakes areas in Estonia and South Africa.


The aim of the Nature Summer Camps is to raise environmental awareness among the participants and to offer the opportunity to become involved in practical conservation. They work on site together with locals thus demonstrating the great international interest in the Living Lakes projects.

St. Lucia Lake - South Africa

The St. Lucia Lake in the North-East of South Africa is situated in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, the oldest African protected nature reserve covering 2,550 sq. km. 530 bird species, but also rare and threatened animal species, such as Leatherback Turtle, Nile Crocodile and Hippos live in this unique region.

Timeframe: from 29 June to 18 July 2006

Lodging: Camp of tents

Turnout: max. 8

Activities: Help with inventory control of the threatened wild animals in the game reserve.

Lake Võrtsjärv and Lake Peipsi - Estonia

The lakes Võrtsjärv and Peipsi are large shallow lakes. Both lakes are important habitats for nesting and migrant birds. Between both lakes lies the nature reserve Alam-Pedja. The large floodplains and swamps in this area are nearly untouched by humans.

Timeframe: from 17 to 27 July 2006

Lodging: Camp of tents

Turnout: max. 12

Activities: Work in the nature reserve Alam-Pedja, help restore habitats, implement measures of landscape conservation, capacitale repair of a nature trail and viewpoints, restore of traditional fences.