Mangrove Environment Conservation

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

People of all skills and experiences are welcome on this project
Get stuck in and hands dirty, restoring mangrove plantations
Contribute to this ongoing project and have a real impact on the lives of the local people
Help create a sustainable environment for the future generation and get involved in the local way of life
plant mahogany and moringa trees for the benefit and use of the local community
Dedicate your time to rehabilitating the mangrove areas of Tigman Village on beautiful Palawan Island, which have been in severe decline for almost 10 years. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
50+
The aim of this project is to conserve mangrove plantations in Tigman village. The objective is to reverse the trend of removing mangrove sites, which has seen a rapid increase during recent years from natural disasters and other social issues. This can realistically only be achieved through the education of younger generations, combined with the continual physical work of planting new mangroves.

Spend your time on conserving Palawan’s mangrove plantations, a vital habitat for its marine life. This unique ecosystem area serves as a coastal barrier, slowing storm surge, and reducing beach erosion. Other eco-efforts include planting mahogany and moringa tree seeds for the local village.

Location
Palawan is a long narrow island surrounded by numerous small islands to make up the Province known (after the largest of its islands) as Palawan. The island province of Palawan has been declared as a nature sanctuary of the world as it is wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, incredible dive sites with colorful marine life, mountains, caves, and pristine beaches. The island is very picturesque and dotted with fishing villages and of course surrounded by beautiful blue sea and green jungle mountains. It has an abundance of wildlife and is mostly undeveloped. The projects are located approx 45 min outside the main city of Puerto Princesa where you will be warmly welcomed into the community.

Project Tasks
Help local workers to conserve and plant new mangrove seedlings
Educate the local community on enviornmental issues
Plant mahogany and moringa seeds in the village

Typical day

Monday
Breakfast
Mangrove Planting
Back to Centre for Lunch
Coastal Clean up
Back to Centre for Dinner

Tuesday
Breakfast
Mangrove Planting
Back to Centre for Lunch
Lunch
Preparing Seeds (Mahogany and Moringa) at the Camp Nursery
Back to Centre for Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Mangrove Planting
Back to Centre for Lunch
Preparing Lesson about Environmental Conservation
Back to Centre for Dinner

Thursday
Breakfast
Mangrove Planting
Back to Centre for Lunch
Lecture about the Environmental Conservation
Back to Centre for Dinner

Friday
Breakfast
Mangrove Planting
Back to Centre for Lunch
Planting Trees (Mahogany and Moringa)
Back to Centre for Dinner

Free-time activities

Beaches of Boracay
This small island is known for its outstanding natural beauty, and pristine white sand beaches. White beach stretches for 4km and is a popular place to visit. There are plenty of cafes and nightlife, including fire throwers and live music at the bars.

Bohol Chocolate Hills
Take a visit to Bohol island, around an hour from Cebu, and check out the 1200 hills of all shapes and sizes. This stunning natural formation is quite a sight. You can hike or take an ATV ride up the hills.

Diving
The Philippines have many amazing dive spots, and some of the most pristine water in the world! With plenty of fish, coral reef and even whale sharks, this is a divers heaven. You can even learn to dive here.

Twin Lagoon on Coron Island
You may have seen images of this spectacular beauty spot online- and it doesn’t disappoint! As well as some incredible diving, you can also explore some stunning viewpoints, secluded beaches, or go on a boat tour around these turquoise blue waters.  

Ziplining
For those who love adventurous activities, why not try ziplining?! Check out the stunning one on El Nido, with beautiful views over the beach. It’s 750 metres and will give you that adrenaline kick for sure.

Kayaking
There are plenty of gorgeous places to kayak in the Philippines, and it’s secret lagoons are some of the best spots. Paddle your way through the stunning rock formations and crystal-clear waters.

Vigan Town
This very pretty town has a Hispanic heritage that is evident as you walk through the artsy cobbled streets. Vigan town is on the island of Luzon and is a great weekend trip, with museums, cafes, workshops and quirky sights. For photographers, you can get some pretty shots at dawn, when the town is empty.

Underground River, Palawan
Puerto Princesa is a beautiful river that goes underground, through impressive limestone caves. Book a boat tour to take you through the caves.

Manila
The capital city, Manila is a hustling and bustling place, with plenty of culture. Be sure to check out the museums, art galleries, old buildings, cafes and bars.
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Puerto Princesa International Airport
Airport
PPS (Puerto Princesa International Airport)

Pickup Window
Arrive on Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 - 17:00 to be met upon landing. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
Accommodation
The volunteer centre provides rooms shared with 4-8 people per room, with the houses complete with either a fan or air con, T.V, kitchen, wifi (this can be limited sometimes), mosquito protection, bed linen and lockable rooms. Limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service for a small fee.

*Private rooms may be available for a small upgrade, please ask us in advance.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 meals per day are provided each day (2 on weekends), with mainly local Philippino foods being served, including lots of vegetables, rice, fish, meat and eggs. Meals are served on site at the accommodation.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) in Puerto Princesa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Philippines.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Philippines provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Philippines you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Philippines.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$545
2 weeks
$710
3 weeks
$860
4 weeks
$1,000
8 weeks
$2,070
12 weeks
$2,925
20 weeks (max. stay)
$4,085
Average fees
$375 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
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Mangrove Environment Conservation

Dedicate your time to rehabilitating the mangrove areas of Tigman Village on beautiful Palawan Island, which have been in severe decline for almost 10 years.

$375/week

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