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Sustainable forestry in the Amazon

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Published 22 days ago
Sustainable forestry in the Amazon

Volunteer in the Wawazonia project

Reforestation, carbon capture and sustainabledevelopment among the Shuar in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are looking for forestry (or alike) students to help manage and develop a Shuar balsa projekct and plantation in the Amzon

The purpose of Project Wawazonia is to generate income among the villagers of the native Shuar communities through investment in the sustainable production of balsa wood (called Wawa in Shuar). The establishment and management of the new balsa forests will provide employment and enable the Shuar to say no to pressure from illegal loggers. By producing the balsa in plantations, on previous farmland, the demand for wood is concentrated on a smaller area, creating a buffer for the undisturbed primary forest and eliminating the need for cutting balsa in the primary forest.

The project will also launch a Shuar led Climate Fund that will invest in sustainable economic activities in the villages, such as tourism, craft production, fish farming and the like.


Volunteer in the Wawazonia project

Reforestation, carbon capture and sustainabledevelopment among the Shuar in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are looking for forestry (or alike) students to help manage and develop a Shuar balsa projekct and…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Fee Required

Location

On-site
Vía Macas, Puyo, Ecuador
Directions

KM 51, Via Puyo-Macas

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