Help to eradicate some invasive flora, fixing paths, planting local species
This volunteer program is located in the high part of San Cristobal Island, which is one of four populated islands of the Galapagos. This island has a lot to offer such as banks, ATMs, cafes, restaurants, internet, shops, travel agencies and many places where full days tours are regularly offered.
The projects main focus is on the eradication of invasive flora this is done by cutting plants such as blackberry and planting native species to these lands. Invasive plants are causing a series of problems to the islands, they are overtaking areas which were once covered by native plants, and local wildlife depend on the native plants to eat and live off. Due to the very fragile ecosystem volunteers are needed for year round maintenance that will preserve the island.
This volunteer project works to maintain the current infrastructure of the island including trails and fences, this is very important due to the number of tourists that visit the Galapagos islands.
On a typical working day you will be: Maintaining trails and fences, assisting in taking tourists on educational tours, collect samples from surrounding areas, care for the vegetable garden, maintenance of kitchen and volunteer house.
In this project you will be given the opportunity to work in one of the worlds most famous travel destinations, while also helping sustain the ecosystem. It is a very rewarding opportunity which requires a positive attitude in order to help make work a fun environment!
There are many different activities to choose from during your stay at the Galapagos islands, such as hiking through the natural wildlife taking in some of the best views the world has to offer. Snorkling you can have a look at the diverse species of fish surrounding the island.
You will stay at the volunteer house in at the biological station. Each dorm room holds 4 people with the houses capacity at 18 people. The house has hot water and electricity. Living at the volunteer house is a great way to meet new people from a variety of different cultures.
Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day)
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