Save the rainforests! Pollution, construction and poaching are threatening habitats worldwide and as a result there has been a decline in biodiversity the world over. Participants in ecosystem conservation projects play an active role in protecting and sustainably managing natural ecosystems in an effort to conserve their biodiversity.
Volunteers are likely to develop key partnerships with local government groups and organisations to create conservation projects in the local area. Workshops are run alongside hands-on activities with the local community for the purpose of understanding ecosystem conservation and applying practical solutions so that they too can help save the rainforests.
Regular duties of an ecosystem conservation volunteer may include the removal of threats such as weeds or feral animals, eradication of introduced predators, re-introduction of threatened specials, habitat restoration, exploring a variety of different ecosystems, contributing to scientific research and more. If you’re interested in ecosystem conservation have a look through our product listings and get involved with a project on your gap year today.
You’ll get involved in the construction of new classrooms & improvements to school infrastructure. As well as protecting fragile ecosystems & wildlife working on reforestation projects.
For the ultimate Borneo experience, stay in all four of our camps, immersing yourself in the heart of each community. You will work on projects that make a measurable impact to each village.
Volunteer at the award-winning Matang Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, Borneo, and get up close and personal with orangutans, sun bears and much more.
Volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Go on, have it all... Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos, getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation and teaching indigenous tribes.
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!
Work in the Amazon! The Amazon! The biggest rainforest on Earth and home to a huge variety of wildlife. You’ll be helping protect them and their natural habitat on this project.
Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
Are you an animal science, zoology, ecology or conservation student? Or do you just love animals? Then this project is just for you! Gain real, practical hands-on experience in Costa Rica.
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest