Volunteer in Ecuador with a conservation project. Few countries have the biodiversity that can be found in Ecuador. Unfortunately, there are grave threats to that diversity. Volunteers work with local organizations devoted to conservation activities inclu
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Animals, Environment
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- Experience the incredible beauty and culture of Ecuador while assisting local organizations and gaining a deep understanding of the people and culture. Volunteers and interns work in community run organizations, gaining firsthand knowledge of the complex development issues Ecuador is facing. Participants have plenty of time to explore the country during the weekends. Ecuador has four distinct regions with almost endless possibilities for adventure.
Volunteer in Ecuador with a conservation project. Few countries have the biodiversity that can be found in Ecuador. Unfortunately, there are grave threats to that diversity. Volunteers work with local organizations devoted to conservation activities including reforestation, animal rescue, wildlife re-population, limiting invasive species and finding environmentally sustainable income sources for locals.
- Setting Description:
- Ecuador's diverse landscapes and cultures inspire visitors from around the globe. The small country is tucked into the northwestern corner of South America, straddling the Andes. The mountains run north to south dividing the country into three distinct regions and hundreds of microclimates. Quito, the capital, lies in the heart of the highlands in a valley surrounded by glacier topped peaks. The city was founded by the Spanish conquistadores in 1534, but according to the old legends, Quito had been a capital for centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. To the west of Quito, the Andes drop into coastal forests and plains. About 97% of Ecuador's population lives in the highlands and coastal region. In the East, the Andes fall into the sparsely populated Amazon Basin.
- Cost in US$ Costs vary. Please contact us for details Cost Includes Excursions Food Housing In-country orientation/Training Registration fees Written materials pre-departure
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