Protection of tropical coastline & wildlife in Cabo Blanco National Park, Costa Rica
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
San Miguel is part of the Reserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco (3100 hectares) located at the southernmost tip of Costa Rica’s northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, which was established in 1963 and is the country’s oldest national protected reserve (it is now a National Park). Our main goal is the conservation of the 3100ha of vegetation and of course the wildlife of the coastline.Some of the most common trees in the National Park are: Madrono, Pochote, Roble de sabana, Corteza negra, Yos, Ceibo Barrigon, Guanacaste, Panamá, etc. There are also a wide range of mammals including possums, white faced capuchin monkey, agoutis, coatis, raccoons, grey foxes, white-tailed deer, many bat species, spotted skunk.
The San Miguel Forest is classified as transitional dry-moist tropical forest. San Miguel offers about 5km of beaches with an elevation that ranges from sea level to 375 metres at Cerro Buenos Aires. There are some incredible tidal pools of up to 3m vertical difference between low and high tide and these offer a great place to practice snorkeling.
Possible tasks for the volunteers:
• General maintenance and conservation of the beach
• Maintaining infrastructure
• Maintenance of trails and designing new ones
• Exploring remote areas, discovering new areas and helping classify and register wildlife
There are opportunities to perform other activities including painting, art work or other tasks that you may have the skills for.
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Work hours can be more or less on some days depending on the project needs.
Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before traveling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days before the start of the project. On the third day, you will travel to the project site.
Duration of the project: 1 week - 5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.
Learn more about the program: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica
Volunteering Worldwide: http://cadip.org
Language/Cultural Support Available