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About the Institution
The Foundation is a private non-profit Ecuadorian organization founded in 1989 to promote biological conservation, research, environmental education and management of natural resources.
The foundation offers a volunteer program with opportunities to develop a wide variety of activities including reforestation, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agro forestry, field data collection and reserve maintenance. All these activities are carried out in each biological station and under the supervision of residential staff, researchers, environmental education instructors, and the administrative personnel of each reserve.
Description of the Work
COAST: The 500 hectare reserve includes mangrove and tropical hardwood forests, located in the province of Esmeraldas. You can participate in projects including mangrove and tropical humid forest restoration, community outreach and direct involvement, construction of station facilities, management of aquaculture and forestry systems, organic farming, biological inventories, or even teaching English to local kids. Each project involves many different activities.
Keep in Mind
Each reserve is located in two very different climate areas of Ecuador. Please write to us for more information about each reserve and volunteer activities, transportation, what to bring, requirements, entrance days, etc.
Time: Minimum 2 Weeks
Regular Time Schedule: Volunteers are expected to work 8 hours per day, from Monday to Friday. (This can be flexible in some cases). If you are interested in planning and developing projects, the required minimum time is 3 months.