Bosque Protector "El Jardin de los Sueños" (ECU-82)


Type: Environment, Education, Agriculture - Country: Ecuador

Brief description and main aims

“El Jardínde los Sueños” offers eco-tourism that seeks to raise awareness about the environment and respect towards nature. Our mission is to restore, conserve and value the natural inheritance of the Cotopaxi region, contributing to its development, and creating a balance between human beings and nature and to reserveconservation of biodiversity and to re-introduce the tropical forest.

Main Activities

  • Restore the natural living space and re-introduce species for reforestation.
  • Develop a long-term surveillance and guidance system for the woods.
  • Set up a regular inventory of the flora and fauna.
  • Educate and motivate the population in relation to the conservation of natural resources.
  • Develop awareness-raising projects and build paths for educational walks to discover the natural heritage of the area.
  • Build feeding grounds for the animals so that visitors with a guide can see the wildlife in its natural environment.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers would help in different activities of the project and work with the community that lives in the reserve. They are involved in activities include:

  • agro-ecology, e.g. fertilization
  • taking care of the animal’s stables
  • worm breeding/ fish breeding/ cattle breeding
  • bio-construction
  • taking photos of  plants and animals of the forest
  • doing a proper inventoy of the plants
  • data processing of the species
  • enviromental education
  • support in the local school

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should: 
  • be 18 years old or older
  • want to live in a rural area
  • have basic Spanish skills and additionally speak English
  • be willing to initiate and participate in activities with the community
 
We don’t care about the gender.

Location

La Mana, Cotopaxi.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Group housings.

More Information

The project works with a rural community in the region of Cotopaxi, where there’s a little school with approx. 10 students in which the volunteer will spend part of their time working.
 
The climate is tropical.

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