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.
Join this fantastic once in a lifetime experience where you will be able to work alongside both orang-utans and sun bears in East Kalimantan’s stunning Samboja Lestari Forest.
We have organised conservation projects since 1989. With projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji & around the world, we can offer fun, adventure & the chance to make a difference
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
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.
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!
Get up, close and personal with one of the world’s most iconic apes - the endangered mountain gorilla - in the lush rainforests of Uganda’s stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Join one of our expeditions. Experience unique cultures. Help drive genuine change in Costa Rica.
Work alongside scientific researchers to document the Amazon ecosystem to study local wildlife including endangered Blue-headed macaw, jaguars and monkeys
This Vervet Monkey volunteer project in South Africa offers an incredible opportunity to gain hands on experience. You may even have the opportunity to be a surrogate Vervet Monkey parent.
Have a lasting impact on the conservation efforts in the Manu UNESCO Biosphere – one of the most diverse environments on earth.