Conservation of the Cloud Forest

Conservation of the Cloud Forest

ID: 6 · Type: DevelopmentEducationEnvironment · Location: Amazon Rainforest Ecuador

The Forest reserve was founded with the aim to protect the biodiversity of one of the most important conservation areas in northwestern Ecuador. This goal is achieved through various ways, such as scientific research, environmental education, community development and the sustainable management of natural resources. They have succeeded implementing a biological research station in the reserve which provides the necessary information to mitigate some environmental and social problems.

Tasks

There are different tasks and areas in which the volunteers can participate on different days of the week:

Constant and consistent bird monitoring: Counting, searching for nests, evaluation of habitats, etc.

Botanical studies: Collect specimens for the herbarium, dry, identify and montage them

Environmental education and community development: Give classes in local schools and plan campaigns against the trafficking of wildlife

Reforestation: Collecting, sowing and taking care of seeds, nursery of trees and reforesting adversely affected areas

Requirements

Interest in nature and conservation.

Work Schedule:
Mon – Fri, 7 hours per day

Minimum Stay:
2 Weeks

Min. Local Language Level:
Intermediate (B1)

Minimum Age:
18 Years

Volunteer Accommodation:
Shared lodging

Volunteer Meals:
3 meals a day

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