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This amazing environmental conservation in Ecuador project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the ecologically diverse Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The aim of the program is to work on research and education projects that will ultimately help to protect this magnificent environment. Volunteers on the Amazon Conservation Program work at a Biological Station carrying out field research and education in the tropical rainforest region of the upper Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The station includes a reserve of 2,000 hectares, of which 70% is primary forest and the remainder secondary growth. Although its principal objectives are the conservation and protection of the natural environment, the centre also works on improving the health, nutrition and livelihood of the surrounding communities. Volunteers could work on a variety of research projects, one of which is the researching of non-timber products to provide alternative sources of income and developing of reforestation models.
A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this: 7:00am Breakfast in the communal area 8:15am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor 8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand. 4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END Evenings: Free time to simply relax, hang out with your fellow volunteers, have dinner together, then relax some more!
|Population||16,144,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna, Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Oceanic (Temperate/Cool), Temperate Mediterranean|
|Major Airport(s):||Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Tourism, Industry|
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