Work in the native forests of New Zealand and help preserve some of the many species within it. Based on the Kauri Forest, this is a unique project which allows volunteers to discover an unexplored forest whilst honing their conservation and wilderness skills.
The work focuses on completing a grid network of forest trails which are used for the control and monitoring of pests which harm the native birds.
Volunteers will get involved with:
- establishing the grid pattern
- clearing and marking trails
- installing and monitoring bait stations
- GPS trail mapping.
This truly is a trip of discovery as volunteers have the opportunity to be amongst the first people in more than a generation to discover the trees and plants of the forest.
What to Expect?
Volunteers should be between 18 to 50 years old, fit, healthy, capable of carrying out work in all conditions in a cold and wet climate. They should also be prepared to do a lot of walking on uneven ground (you will be required to be able to hike for at least 4 hours a day), as well to live in rustic conditions throughout their stay.
No specific skills are needed, but those with previous experience of conservation work, wilderness travel, botany, etc. would be particularly useful, as well as those who are self-motivated as you will get more of the project if you are. The project will especially appeal to those with an interest in conservation, restoration, wilderness, exploration, and off the grid living.
- Program ID: # 2526
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 Months
- location: Native Kauri ForestsNew ZealandNZ
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
- Closest Airport: Auckland (AKL)
- Costs From: $500 to $1000$1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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