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ROMAN participated (e) mission Expeditions in the Pelagos Sanctuary: A Study of Cetaceans and Biodiversity, France

Mission in August 2016
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My participation

Counting marine species and birds with availability on 24H. if navigation nuit.Mener out maintenance tasks, meal preparation ...

My expectations

Oh yes ! and all the ecovolunteers were very ... willing to share the work to be done. And then the reward, apart from the pleasure of sailing: dolphins, whales, sperm whales and other turtles ...

My advice

Do not fear to meet people you do not know, we'll be on board all in the same "galley" and this necessarily creates links and everyone "rowing" in the same direction!

What I retain

A good sunburn! More seriously, the pleasure of opening to another, discover the world of sailing and the sea in general

My assets

The confirmation that our planet is fragile and in danger and that everyone on our scale must reduce our impact on the environment

The Cetaceans mission Pelagos, France

These sailing expeditions aim to study the marine biodiversity of the open sea in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuary. The crew records and ...
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Mathieu Latour participated (e) Monitoring mission of Wildlife, South Africa

Mission in August 2016
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My participation

I went to Zululand Rhino Reserve. With a group of 10 ecovolunteers (5 by car) we were responsible for finding, GPS telemetry, a pack of wild dogs 5, a herd of about thirty elephants and lions (but they had no collar ). We were leaving early in the morning (5h for wild dogs and 6h for elephants and lions) and we returned to 9h30-10h. In the evening we went to all 15h30 and we returned to 19h. During our free time we spent the day at the camp and once we went to a supermarket to fill the stock of food (because we we were eating ourselves) .The Saturday we were looking camera traps and Sunday we spent the morning working on species taken by pièges.Durant outputs we should also stop if we passed us a rare animal (rhino, cheetah, vulture, leopard) .Once during the stay, washing cars is required.

My expectations

This trip was extraordinary for me and corresponded even better to what I had hoped. The weather was TOP and we could see an incredible amount of species. I was lucky enough to be able to see a lycaon baby, wild dogs eating an impala, my first cheetahs and even a leopardThe camp is great, the rooms clean, and warthogs came in from time to time in this one. With the guides that framed us was extra. They were very funny and liked to share their knowledge with us as well as their experience while becoming familiar with the group. The atmosphere of the group was great, it is also nice to be in the company of people as passionate about nature as me. Every day we had more incredible encounters with each other which made the atmosphere magical and captivating.

My advice

Here is a list of CAPITAL councils if you want to go there: -The most important take warm clothes because there, in June-August, it is winter and it is very cold in the morning (6 degree sometimes ). So equip yourself warmly if you want to make the most of your stay-take repellents against ticks because they are numerous and on the return safaris, look everywhere on your body (especially the tops of feet) to see if you have any no-Take a book or music to distract you during free time -Finally, take a great camera because there it is essential

What I retain

A great experience with African wildlife, an autonomy to travel alone and manage in an English speaking country, and good times with people sharing the same passion as me

The mission Wild, South Africa

By joining this project, you will participate in monitoring the wildlife of South Africa. The host project is dedicated to the preservation of bush wildlife and more ...
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Daval participated (e) mission Reintroduction Program of Przewalski horses, Mongolia

Mission in July 2016
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My participation

times 7h-11h + hours some afternoons work: to collect and observe a harem

My expectations

yes very relaxing and resourcing

What I retain

knowledge of Mongolian culture

The mission Przewalski Horse, Mongolia

This mission is interested in Przewalski horses reintroduction program in Mongolia a national park. You will participate in scientific monitoring of reintroduced populations of horses ...
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Guillaume participated (e) mission Reintroduction Program of Przewalski horses, Mongolia

Mission in August 2016
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My participation

Early work mainly between 7h and 11h, for observation of wild horses. Ability to work as the afternoon if you want: falls videos traps, aid to other scientific projects on site (for me, botany project).

My expectations

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, it completely corresponded to my expectations. The team on site is very nice, friendly, involved and concerned with our expectations. The work of observation is quite the descriptions of the website: one follows the horses all morning making geographical and meteorological readings. I had the opportunity to participate in another project during my stay, a botanist to help to carry out his project. Other activities are available for the afternoon: meeting the traps pictures, help capture or sorting data collected. relaxation activities are also proposed to fill the afternoon of rest, in addition to reading a book, lazing in the middle of the steppes or walks in the area: horse riding, archery, ...

My advice

Enjoy.

What I retain

The discovery of the steppes, Mongolian landscape and its wildlife. Meet local power and discuss, share, laugh with them.

My assets

Freedom

The mission Przewalski Horse, Mongolia

This mission is interested in Przewalski horses reintroduction program in Mongolia a national park. You will participate in scientific monitoring of reintroduced populations of horses ...
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Frédéric participated (e) mission Expeditions in the Pelagos Sanctuary: A Study of Cetaceans and Biodiversity, France

Mission in August 2016
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My participation

I was eco-voluntary on the "Avocest of Ryme" and as such, I watched !!! schedules are set by the rule of adventure quarts.Cette is an encounter with the sea, as we are made in the image thereof; an encounter with ourselves! View cetaceans, dolphins and in particular "pilot whale". sea ​​turtle and a blue shark (the dream). No whales or whale for this time.

My expectations

A meeting with the sea !!!

My advice

Do not have expectations and you'll be surprised!

What I retain

A meeting with myself !!!

My assets

Greater serenity ...

The Cetaceans mission Pelagos, France

These sailing expeditions aim to study the marine biodiversity of the open sea in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Pelagos marine mammal sanctuary. The crew records and ...
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Emilie participated (e) mission Sanctuary vervet monkeys in South Africa

Mission in October 2015
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My participation

Include this project is to integrate a team of enthusiasts. It is several volunteers (10 / 15 depending on the period) and is followed by a coordinator: there is a well defined program for an entire working day. Concretely, what have I done? >> Daily: Three round in the day are conducted in enclosures to ensure good living conditions for the apes. We must prepare their food (fruit and vegetables), change their water regularly. It should also gather herbs & plants for monkeys living in cages near the paddock and disinfect cages there. >> General monitoring: The monkeys are free in their pens, nobody enters. We must therefore ensure that all is well. Using seeds, baited monkeys bordering the paddock to see if all these people is healthy. >> Veterinary care: A veterinary college to the Foundation, and the eco-volunteers assist wherever possible. >> Baby-sitting baby monkeys: When the "baby season" between November and March, the Center welcomes those who have lost their mothers (car accident, hunting ...). After being weaned, they are then presented to female monkeys in the Centre troops and choose their foster mother. >> Integration in the troops: Each monkey is different, so the integration protocol varies for each individual. Each monkey has its own history, its acclimatization will depend on his personal history. >> Maintenance: It is important to regularly pens monkeys and the Centre strives to improve constantly. The current project is to enlarge one of the pens. Volunteers are also asked to carry out small jobs.

My expectations

I really enjoyed this experience which allowed me to be in direct contact with the primates, and to be able to concretely participate in their safeguarding. South Africa is also a beautiful country that deserves to be visited. In short, I encourage you to go! For those who want to know more, I have a blog that recounts my adventure: http://emilie-3i7iw3.wixsite.com/1-an-pour-ma-planete/octobre---mission

My advice

The living conditions on site are quite roots. It must therefore be accepted to live well :) Do not forget your mosquito net, a flashlight, your flip-flops (for the common shower), organic products of sunscreen / deo / shower gel ... not to poison the monkeys during possible contacts) Plan a tourism budget because the volunteers have days off which allow to go to explore the surroundings!

The mission Sanctuary vervet monkeys, South Africa

This eco-volunteering mission consists in helping a program of safeguarding the ...
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Emilie participated (e) mission Conservation of Marine Turtles in Nicaragua

Mission in May 2016
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My participation

some particular witness because I did not have time use "classic" a ecovolunteer. The month of May is the start of egg laying turtles (and therefore start of activity with volunteers) and unfortunately this year the turtles are out of the water later than expected. So I had the right to a personalized program during my month there. The team was very accueillante.J'ai participated in patrol sessions in the evening and at night on the beach in search of turtles ready to spawn. I mostly had the chance to go capture turtles in the estuary to the étudier.Par addition I also accompanied the team on their side missions related to living with the local community.

My expectations

I really enjoyed my time there, the place is heavenly. And although I did not see many turtles, I still had the chance to work with and for the benefit of the local people which I liked very much. For more information on my adventure, here is my blog: http://emilie-3i7iw3.wixsite.com/1-an-for-ma-planete/mai-2016

My advice

The living conditions on site are good but do not forget your mosquito repellent :) Take light and long clothes for night patrols, to avoid getting stung. Electricity is limited so you have to be OK to forget his phone and the internet the time of the mission. It is possible to recharge its electrical devices punctually anyway.

The mission Turtles, Nicaragua

This mission is taking place on an island on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, in one of the largest nesting sites for marine turtles in the eastern Pacific. You will contribute to the patrols ...
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Navy participated (e) to safeguard Center mission Iberian wolf, Portugal

Mission in July 2016
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My participation

It was to feed the wolves 3 times a week, thaw meat, cut into pieces and distributed. Make rounds to check that they have always water in their pens and make fire round when fire hazard is present. The rest of the time we cleaned the vegetation so that the holly grow properly. We WK free and sometimes we had afternoon also on weekdays when temperatures were too high to work. On the free time you can go to the nearest beach, visit Sintra and the countryside, all by taxi. There is also an animal park to visit on foot. For schedules, it was usually to 9h30 12h and 14h to 17h30 / 18h

My expectations

The stay corresponded perfectly to my expectations. The work can be a little tiring sometimes but we are happy to do it because it is necessary.

My advice

Wearing appropriate clothes and shoes is rocky and we get dirty very quickly.

What I retain

It was a magnificent experience. I realized a child's dream. It was great to be able to watch the wolves and be so close to them. We learn a lot about their behavior. The team answers all our questions and likes to transmit. The landscape is really beautiful, it is very refreshing. It is also a very good way to get back to English because often other volunteers do not necessarily speak French. I'm thinking of coming back.

The mission Iberian Wolf Sanctuary, Portugal

In a sanctuary dedicated to the safeguarding of Iberian wolves, you participate in the daily care provided to the wolves, the behavioral observations and the maintenance of the site which is ...
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Chris attended U (e) Mission Study and Conservation of Otter long tail, Brazil

Mission in May 2016
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My participation

Closed at 8h30 to feed the otters and some other animals from the center. Trekking trips on Peri lake kayaking and hiking in various beautiful places of the island of Santa Catarina in order to find traces (feces) of wild otters, which will study their composition in the laboratory. Some outputs in a university in order to perform the methods of scientific research to determine the presence or absence of parasites in what is harvested on days terrain.Les purposes vary but generally are to 17h. Lunch breaks are always respectées.Le work in the center itself is variable, and often involves the establishment of facilities (pens, fence etc.) or health maintenance lieux.On was also set up "trap-camera" that record the movement of each animal passing in natural shelters, proving the attendance of species.

My expectations

I have been ecovolunteer for 3 months, from the beginning of May to the end of July, that is to say winter. Apart from very cold nights, the days were very pleasant in terms of temperature. The staff is very kind and always tries to help. Other than Portuguese, they speak English, sometimes Spanish (at different levels but we understand each other), so if you are afraid of not knowing how to express yourself, do not worry about it. With sign language it's often even easier: p I learned interesting things about otters as about Brazil itself. The treks are nice and allow us to see beautiful places. I met a lot of people, travelers like me who came and went again. It's nice memories too, and teaches us to live in community (common bathroom, common kitchen, sometimes common room). It was a good experience that met my expectations.

My advice

If you want to feel useful during this internship, be little seems to me necessary. So maybe I would advise to avoid the month of July, although in France it is holidays for many. But if you come also with a goal to make many meetings, you will be served at this time (there were mostly French among the ecovolunteers). If you like walking (sometimes a lot) and discover beautiful landscapes, you should like .Previshing boots and walking shoes is a plus.

What I retain

The desire to travel more, to learn Portuguese, the community agreement is not easy especially when everyone does not put his, but since it is mostly that the subject of knowledge interesting about the otters and other animals from the center.

Otter mission long tail, Brazil

The project's main objective is to study and protect otters in Brazil. This eco-volunteering mission offers you the opportunity to study wild long-tailed otters in their ...
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Emilie participated in the mission Amazon Rainforest: research, conservation, and sustainable development in the Manu Reserve in Peru

Mission in June 2016
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My participation

As a volunteer it is associated with scientific and environmental studies and / or supervised by the Amazon Forest Project: research, conservation, and sustainable development in Peru. The studies are numerous: butterflies, birds, amphibians and reptiles, bats ... The schedule is programmed in advance, every day is different allowing for the chance to participate in everything. Days start with a breakfast in the morning 7H before beginning work to 8H 12H30 up for lunch and a recovery in 14H 16 / 17H. Times vary according to activities (sometimes one can start 4H30 the morning, but in this case we have the morning off). Sunday is free! For more info, I tell more about my blog http://emilie-3i7iw3.wix.com/1-an-pour-ma-planete#!juin-2016/acb0f

My expectations

I loved. I participated in many eco-volunteer projects but this one is my favorite. Beyond the fact that the country is beautiful and being in the Amazon jungle is magical, the work done on site is very interesting and diverse ... and you learn a lot. They put an emphasis on learning, they take the time to train us. They also take trainees for a longer time, and I can only recommend!

My advice

For those who plan to come 2 weeks, know that it takes several days with the return trip from Cusco to the center and the day of acclimatization in Cusco. In short, in the end it is "only" 10 days in the forest which is very little seen all that has to do and see. Privilege stays longer than a month. Even better, the internships of several months! The living conditions on site are at the top for such a remote place. Do not hesitate to come with your favorite sweets, as it is a "rice" diet morning / noon / night. On the other hand, nothing can be done against mosquitoes, spiders, and other biting animals. Be sure you can live with that + with the humidity and warmth of this region. The activities are physical, we walk a lot. Be ready ;)

What I retain

- Better knowledge of the Amazon rainforest and ecological issues that go avec.- Learning the local fauna: different species of birds, butterflies, frogs, snakes ...- And just the feeling of having acted for the good cause

My assets

The preservation of our environment at all levels. For those who have a scientific background / biological / ecological, this mission is for you!

The Amazonian Forest Mission, Manu, Peru

It is in the Amazonian forest of Peru, in the Manu reserve, that you can participate in a complete program of conservation, scientific research, and development support ...
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