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Mission Wildlife in Indonesia, Copyright Cybelle Planet

Rigorous selection of projects and regular evaluation

Selection of missions

All the missions we offer have been the subject of a rigorous selection process carried out by the team's scientists. The latter can be very long because it systematically involves an evaluation according to the following criteria:

- Scientific quality of the project and its scientific referents;

- Relevance of the subject of study / conservation, in particular for local biodiversity;

- Experience of the host project;

- Involvement of ecovolunteers, concrete utility of their contribution;

- Supervision of ecovolunteers;

- Safety of ecovolunteers;

- Distribution of the use of the financial contribution of ecovolunteers;

- Impact of the project on the local economy;

- Social impact of the project: involvement of local populations in the life of the community…;

- Respect for socio-economic and environmental balances.

We are in permanent contact with the projects, in particular thanks to

  • a regular exchange between our eco-volunteering service and our partners;
  • or testimonials from ecovolunteers which allow us to have regular feedback on internal operations;
  • the project report submitted after each participation of an ecovolunteer;
  • the detailed annual report that we ask for each project.

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Promote the autonomy of our partners

Each partner project has its own functioning and its own rules. We respect this and our commitment to them is limited to offering our expertise and experience, when necessary, for the implementation and support of missions. We do not wish to interfere beyond these limits in order to best respect the autonomy of our partners.

Respect for local lifestyles

Hospitality projects are professionals in the preservation of the environment and not tour operators. The ecovolunteers will share their daily lives, and the comfort of life varies greatly depending on the mission. We have chosen not to impose on our partners reception conditions according to Western standards so that they can continue to direct their efforts towards biodiversity.

Realistic information

We try to give ecovolunteers before their registration, the most realistic information possible concerning the accommodation conditions they will find on their arrival. Doing eco-volunteering is a choice to act with respect for local lifestyles, in all conscience.

Taking into account feedback from eco-volunteers

Your comments are important to us. Several hundred people who participate in our eco-volunteering missions are better than all the files in the world. Each feedback is carefully studied, we do our best to improve our services as well as those offered by hosting projects.