Coastline Conservation Isla Corazon
Isla Corazon is a community ecotourism and conservation project whose aim is to protect and preserve the fragile mangrove ecosystems on the island. The island is home to many species of mangrove ecosystems and was declared an important Wildlife Refuge by the Ministry of Environment in 2002.
This project aims to use coastline conservation techniques as well as the education of the community to preserve this fragile ecosystem.
Expected Tasks While Volunteering:
– Reforestation of Mangroves
– Recycling program in the community
– Teaching english and create an English list for the guides
– Teaching english to the community
– Sharing culinary experiences
– Painting a map of a new touristic path
– Maintenance of the Center
Why This is Important:
Mangroves are a complex ecosystem that form a natural barrier against the sea on the coast. The fragile ecosystem is a breeding ground for baby fish, shells, clams, oysters, crabs, and other sea animals who require the Mangroves to reproduce. When Mangrove forests are destroyed it directly affects the entire food chain and even threatens migratory birds who rely on the area for food with extinction. Already 90% of Ecuador’s Mangrove Forests have been destroyed.
The Volunteer Perfect for this Program:
– People who are passionate about conservation
– People with English skills and a good level of Spanish
– Anyone who loves the hot weather, and sea food
Price per Person:
– $400 USD per month
– $350 USD three weeks
– $300 USD two weeks
– $250 USD one week
– Pick up at the airport and transfer to Quito bus Terminal
– Lodging in the Foundation cabans (you’ve the possibility to live with the community if you come alone)
– Training and Support
– Contribution to the Foundation
– A Work Recommendation Letter
Minimum Time Spent Volunteering:
– 1 Week Minimum (Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time)
– Take your own food to prepare meals in the kitchen facilities provided. You’ve the possibility to have your meals with the community for 2$/meal (to check directly with them).
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