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Conservation Volunteering Projects Abroad

Summary
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As habitat destruction and species extinctions continue, it becomes ever more important to understand, protect and educate people about the fragile ecosystems which surround us. Projects Abroad’s conservation projects are a unique opportunity to live in spectacular and remote environments, whilst working on practical, sustainable and adventurous projects alongside professionals and fellow volunteers from around the world.

In a diverse range of locations; from the Himalayan mountain ranges of Nepal or the Galapagos Islands to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest or beneath the waves in tropical Cambodia, each project is unique but equally committed to their conservation efforts.

Through a combination of physical and scientific tasks volunteers work to enhance, protect and preserve the surrounding eco-systems. Engaging with local communities volunteers also seek to educate and promote sustainable management of the environment which supports their way of life.

The projects have a significant scientific pedigree, for example two species of bat new to science have been discovered at the Amazon reserve in Peru, while our seahorse protection programme in Cambodia is run in partnership with an international marine conservation trust.

You don’t need to be an expert – a passion for conservation and a sense of adventure are the most important qualifications. Volunteers play a vital role in these projects which would not be possible without the constant stream of support, hard work and dedication that environmentally-conscious volunteers provide.

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Conservation Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering on a conservation placement abroad allows you to contribute to a project that aims to tackle some of the world’s most significant environmental issues – habitat destruction, wildlife extinction and sustainable development.

Projects Abroad’s volunteer conservation projects are a unique opportunity to live in remote and spectacular ecosystems with amazing wildlife and work on practical, sustainable and adventurous projects alongside professionals and other volunteers.

Our conservation projects span the globe. From volunteering in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or trekking through the Himalayas of Nepal to wildlife reserves in Kenya or the oceans of Cambodia; volunteers get involved in a mixture of physical and scientific work.

Daily tasks may include:

  • Restoring, tracking, observing and rehabilitating incredible local wildlife such as howler monkeys, giraffes, bats or even jaguars
  • Protecting native habitats through local community engagement
  • Seeking ways to promote sustainable management of the ecosystem

The volunteer conservation programmes operate year round in 13 developing countries and are managed by experienced and knowledgeable staff, allowing people from all ages and backgrounds to volunteer.

You don’t need to be an expert; a passion for conservation and a sense of adventure are the most important qualifications. Many of the projects have been running for up to a decade, showing significant progress and a commitment to long-term sustainability and community engagement.

The programmes also have an important scientific foundation enabling volunteers to get involved in a range of projects. For example two species of bat new to science have been discovered on our Amazon rainforest reserve, while in Cambodia our project is run in partnership with an international marine conservation trust and has successfully created a seahorse breeding programme.

Volunteers play a vital role in these conservation projects which would not be possible without the constant stream of support, hard work and dedication that environmentally-conscious volunteers provide.

Volunteering on a Conservation & Environment project as a qualified Biologist or Scientist

There is also scope to volunteer as a professional and put your skills to use. Projects Abroad has a skilled and qualified arm called Projects Abroad PRO. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organisation’s needs. Please click here to visit our Projects Abroad PRO website.

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