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.
Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica’s remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
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.
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.
Volunteer at the award-winning Matang Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, Borneo, and get up close and personal with orangutans, sun bears and much more. 15% Off!
Help out at a primate rescue centre located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest
If you have a fascination for indigenous cultures then this project will bring you deep in to the jungles of Guyana where many indigenous communities are struggling to keep their way of life.
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.
For conservation enthusiasts, the chance to volunteer in the Peruvian Rainforest will open your eyes to new set of realities about conservation challenges in developing countries.
Learn how to track tigers and other wildlife as well as how to spot animal traps in the Taman Negara rainforest of Malaysia and meet the Batek tribe community.
Experience marine and rainforest conservation in this biodiversity hotspot and join a team of international volunteers as an expedition member.