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.
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!
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!
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.
Many of Indonesia’s injured and illegally traded wildlife find a safe haven at this rescue center. Help aid with their rehabilitation and spend time teaching basic English.
Grab this fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi.
Go on, have it all... Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos, getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation and teaching indigenous tribes.
Combine exciting adventure travel with a project and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
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.
Make the mighty Amazon Rainforest & Andes Mountains your home. Immerse yourself in the traditions & culture of the local community, making a measurable difference to their quality of life.