Ecuador community volunteering experience, 2 months

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07 Sep 2017
£ 3235
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04 Jan 2018
£ 3235
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31 May 2018
£ 3235
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06 Sep 2018
£ 3235
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Ecuador community volunteering experience, 2 months

Environment

The health of our oceans, rivers and forests is crucial to our survival and wellbeing, yet unsustainable human activities are putting increasing pressure on our planet.

To date, our volunteers have cleared 15 tonnes of marine refuse from fragile coastlines, protected over 130,000 acres of wildlife habitat and planted over 700,000 trees.

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important regions in the world and is home to more than 1000 animal species. However, itís also one of the most threatened. Youíll help by establishing and maintaining an ethnobotanical garden and tree nursery for the community that can be used for reforestation and preserving cultural medicinal knowledge.

The waters surrounding Ecuador are home to green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles, all of which are now endangered due to human activity. Youíll support a local village close to an important turtle nesting site by promoting turtle conservation to help safeguard the future for these wonderful animals.

Community

All of the camp locations that you stay in during your programme are staffed by members of the surrounding communities. Our projects are ongoing and sustainable, allowing us to commit to permanent employment for locals.

Currently the community school provides lunch for all the children and the food is cooked and prepared in a classroom which is totally unsuitable and poses a real fire hazard. You will help by continuing the alterations on this building to provide the school with a safe and hygienic kitchen.

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