Our trips: Natucate Code of Conduct
When taking part in our trips, responsible behaviour is essential – no matter if volunteer project, educational course, internship, adventure travel programme, or safari. Take a look at our code of conduct.
Joining our projects gives you an opportunity to have a unique experience in some of the most beautiful natural landscapes on the planet while supporting local nature and species conservation efforts.
We work closely and faithfully with our overseas project partners, and will only provide them with participants who will contribute to the success of their projects on the strength of their responsible behaviour.
We have put this code of conduct together so that your time with the project will be a benefit for you, the project itself, and nature conservation efforts. You should follow this code of conduct at all times.
Be prepared for your trip
- Find out about the culture of your destination before you go there.
- Make sure that you find out about all of the vaccinations and preventative measures that you need well before travelling, and arrange suitable travel insurance. We are happy to help if you have any questions.
- Keep yourself regularly informed about current entry regulations and the latest developments in your destination country.
- Please let us and our project partners know in advance about any health issues, allergies or illnesses that you might have so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
- Make sure you can communicate well in English and understand the instruction of your project manager.
- Note that our trips, especially our field and guide courses, come with a certain learning effect and further education is what is focused on.
- Adjust to significantly unfamiliar living and accommodation standards in your destination country.
- Pay attention to our notes on animal sightings and wildlife interaction.
Stick to rules and laws
- Comply with all relevant rules and laws – country-related as well as project-related ones.
- Do not do anything which may endanger you or others.
- Respect the instructions of your project manager.
- Follow rules about smoking and consuming alcohol.
- Taking drugs while taking part in our projects is strictly forbidden.
- Wear clothing that is appropriate for the area.
- Do not leave any waste behind in the natural environment.
Conduct yourself respectfully
- Treat the natural habitats in the area and all of their inhabitants with respect.
- Be open to foreign people and cultures, and always be ready to learn something new.
- The unexpected can always happen, schedules may vary – be patient and flexible.
- Make it as easy for your team members to live with you as possible.
- Do not waste natural resources (water, energy, food).
- Do not buy any products derived from endangered plant or animal species.
- Support the local economy and avoid imported goods whenever you can.
- Please ask for permission if you want to photograph people or their possessions.
- Make every effort to keep things clean and hygienic, particularly in shared accommodation.
- If you are unsatisfied about something while taking part in a project, please talk to our project partner directly or us. We will then try to find a solution which is satisfactory for everybody as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to contact us.
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