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Press release, January 2007

Eco-volunteering: concrete action for nature

Ecolo a travel mode and Solidarity

The eco-volunteering is another way to travel. The ecovolunteer part in missions for the preservation of biodiversity. On the field he will join a team of scientists and specialists and assist them in their work. It has no specific knowledge and benefit from coaching. It must be aged at least 18 years.

Tasks performed will depend on site-specific needs project: animal watching and taking field data, care of animals collected in rescue centers ... The ecovolunteer also participates in community life (preparing meals, household chores).

In addition, ecovolunteer finance his own travel, this contribution helps in the realization of the study. Indeed, scientists and park managers unfortunately have only very small budgets that do not allow them to perform their research. This support of eco-volunteers is essential to the survival of projects aiming at the preservation of biodiversity.

The eco-volunteering is developing in France

Being ecovolunteer is a matter of choice, everyone is free to spend his holidays and he wants, obviously more and more people are choosing the solidarity and ecological travel. Our association has 6 ecovolunteers times more than in 2006 2005, and continuous sales increase! More and more citizens of rich countries like ours, want to take action for biodiversity. Information about the ecological crisis in the world comes to us from everywhere, the question is what to do ... the mode of consumption of the rich countries to the detriment of ¾ of humanity and the health status of the planet! The eco-volunteering offers the opportunity to contribute concretely to nature.

The eco-volunteers will have the opportunity to learn specialists alongside the preservation of biodiversity, passionate and exciting. A no doubt by the many testimonies on our website is an exhilarating experience. The testimonies are expressed by ecovolunteers show how a participatory and inclusive life experience can be a source of happiness. Another way to consume opens the way to an art of living, new values ​​...

some testimonials

"This experience, really excited me. This is why I created a website to share with others the richness of this trip. Besides, I'm ready to go! "Rebecca Gibbons project in Thailand

"Starting this trip, my expectations were diverse personal and environmental. I felt useful in giving a bit of my time but mostly I learned a lot. I discovered a country, fauna and flora so different French forests. I visited places inaccessible for an ordinary tourist ... I dream already to live next adventures and participate in other projects in other countries. "Sandrine, Otters project in Bolivia

"2 unforgettable weeks by the exceptional circumstances and extraordinary: have also rubbed shoulders with elephants, share their work and a little bit to have contributed to what they can live with dignity. "Nathalie, Project elephants in Thailand

"The experience of this trip is difficult to summarize, but I can only invite to do! In addition to learning, about wolves and other things, we discover places and people you do not necessarily suspected to exist ... "Rémi, wolves project in Bulgaria

"3 months now and I still dream ... 1 week out of reach, 1 week without gsm, without contact with real life, off, in total communion with nature ... She offered us such show I am frustrated not find words to share the emotions felt at his touch ... "Virginia Project cetaceans in France

The association

Cybelle Planet is a non-profit association created in 2005. We offer our members to participate in eco-volunteering projects, organized in partnership with specialists in biodiversity. The association organizes each summer construction sites for the study of whales and dolphins of the Mediterranean in the south of France. It also offers eco-volunteering opportunities everywhere around the world including through the International Network of eco-volunteering: Ecovolunteer, which it is the French representative.
For one, it is possible to go take care of elephants or gibbons in Thailand in sanctuaries where they were gathered to participate in the monitoring and protection of rhinos in the reserve Mkhaya Swaziland, study with scientists giant otters in Bolivia or the Wolves in Russia ...
All these projects are selected for their environmental aspect, and they are offered in a "solidarity" approach (at least 80% of the amount paid by ecovolunteer is attributed to the completion of construction).

Two websites to find more information