Protecting the tropical rainforest and wildlife in Tsachilas, Ecuador
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Canton La Concordia
This volunteer project takes place in a protected Natural Forest Reserve in Canton La Concordia, province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas in the west of Ecuador. It is a remnant of 250 acres of private rainforest, protected by the Ecuadorian State. The height at the site is 250 m, the average daytime temperature of 24 degrees and relative humidity is 80%. The rainiest months are January, February, March and April, the sunniest months are September, October and November.
The volunteer work in the reserve is linked to several areas: - Tourism: Learning to identify species of wildlife and its most attractive attributes. Proposals and implementation of recreational activities that encourage the protection and care of the forest. - Environmental Education: One of the areas of greatest interest to the reserve is education and dissemination of knowledge of the fragility and importance of our ecosystem (Working with school children and youth in the schools). - Research: Often research projects on the flora and fauna are presented by domestic and foreign universities, where volunteers can form part of the support team. - Wildlife Conservation: This year we will begin with the construction of a rescue center for wildlife, as current facilities are very basic and small for the amount of wildlife that the reserve receives. The maternity area will be the main focus for volunteers who have an affinity to breeding fauna. Most of the activities will take place in the jungle. Volunteers with interest in natural sciences, biology, veterinary studies are very welcome.
Special requirements: Basic knowledge of Spanish is required.
Duration of the project: The project is running all year round. Minimum commitment required is 6 months, up to 12 months.
Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in local host families.
Please, find the full description of this project at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador
To learn more about CADIP international volunteer program: http://cadip.org
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
To apply, please go to http://cadip.org If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at 646-657-2900 or 416-943-4900