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.
Do you have a passion for conserving and protecting our environment? We need people like to you to work to reverse the damage done, restore what nature intended and heal our world.
Ecuador is a country that has it all. From Andean peaks, rainforest, markets, colonial towns, beaches and volcanic islands full of wildlife it really does have something for everyone.
Our Conservation and Community Work volunteers in Malawi have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities, including helping at our host Eco Farm and Lodge.
Help with the care and rehabilitation of rescued and abused Orang-Utans, at a sanctuary near Taipeng.
Travel to Brazil and into the heart of the world’s largest jungle. Learn Portuguese, teach English, teach about sustaining the Amazon and assist as a guide in exiting overnight survival trips!
Join one of our expeditions. Experience unique cultures. Help drive genuine change in Costa Rica.
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.
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.
Join this once in a lifetime experience combining orangutan conservation with an excursion to the fascinating Iban tribes in Batang Ai National Park.
Have a lasting impact on the conservation efforts in the Manu UNESCO Biosphere – one of the most diverse environments on earth.