Program Details

Activities normally include: planting seeds, repotting, weeding, cutting roof material, and constructing habitats (for example, a new pond for fish, caymen and turtles). Trip highlights: * Playing your part in the preservation of the Amazon rainforest
Location:
Tena, Ecuador
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Animals, Economic Development, Environment
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
We work with a biological reserve which was first established in July 1989. It is one of the two largest NGOs in Ecuador. Its first station now protects about 2,000 hectares (4,940 acres) of tropical wet forest. Field research has demonstrated that the forest is also among the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. The main aim of the reserve is to help develop various reforestation projects in and around the area. The organization is self-sustaining. There are 18 staff, who are all very welcoming and keen to help volunteers whenever possible.

Activities normally include: planting seeds, repotting, weeding, cutting roof material, and constructing habitats (for example, a new pond for fish, caymen and turtles). Trip highlights: * Playing your part in the preservation of the Amazon rainforest! * Experiencing real jungle life * Exploring in your spare time - rafting, hiking and kayaking are all possible

t’s no wonder that this sanctuary splits its time between protecting the environment and animals because the futures of both are interlinked. The other similarity is that both will wow you when you first set foot here! The Parque Amazónica La Isla intends to replicate the Amazonian ecosystem and is full of flora and fauna as well as monkeys, tapirs, macaws, toucans and caymans. If you’ve got a passion for animals you’re probably keen to protect their habitats too, and this project gives you experience of both as well as guiding tourists around the center. In your spare time you can also enjoy all the other pleasures of jungle life like white-water rafting, hiking and kayaking.
Setting Description:
Participating in forest conservation in Ecuador, you will work with one of the well established foundations in the country who own and manage biological Research stations in 9 critical and diverse Eco-systems throughout Ecuador.

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