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.
Based in the middle of the Amazon rain forest volunteers on the Peru, Cusco program assist local biologists with research, wildlife protection, trail maintenance and reforestation efforts.
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!
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!
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.
Have a lasting impact on the conservation efforts in the Manu UNESCO Biosphere – one of the most diverse environments on earth.
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.
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.
Want to film amazing marine life? During our Pro Videographer course, you will learn how to master the buoyancy, filming and editing skills necessary to become a pro underwater videographer.
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!