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Ecological volunteering in Galapagos

Organisation: New Horizons

Country: Ecuador

Type: Agriculture & Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Ecological volunteering in Galapagos

BACKGROUND:

Isabela Island is the largest island of Galápagos. Isabela is rich in flora and fauna, it has unique species and is the home of an important amount of wild tortoises. Other noted species include penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans, Galapagos Land Iguanas, Galápagos Hawks, Galápagos Doves and very interesting lowland vegetation. The west coast of Isabela in the Bolivar Channel is the best place in Galapagos for viewing whales and dolphins.

THE PROJECT:

Volunteers can help in the area of plant conservation in the greenhouse, and also volunteers can help with turtle conservation projects. Volunteers work at an ecolodge which helps the Galapagos National Park in their conservation efforts.

VOLUNTARY WORK:

  • To help by feeding the turtles
  • To help by cleansing the area where they live
  • To help in local agriculture
  • To help in the eradication invasive species that have been introduced by man (plants and animals)
  • To help by planting & seeding native plants from Galápagos
  • To help by taking care of native plants from Galápagos

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