Communiqué de presse, janvier 2013 :

Ecovolunteering: You too can act for nature

An ecological and socially responsible way to travel

Ecovolunteering is another way of travelling: ecovolunteers participate in biodiversity preservation assignments. In the field they lend a hand by joining a scientific specialist team. They do not need to have any previous experience or special skills. They must be 18 years or older.

Once at the project ecovolunteers receive the necessary training required to participate.
The tasks to be accomplished depend on the specific needs of the project; animal observation and data collection in the field, care giving to animals that have been rescued in animal refuges, etc. Ecovolunteers also participate in community life (meal preparation and housework).

Ecovolunteers  participate in financing the scientific study by paying their stay. Scientists and natural park managers have a minimal budget which rarely covers their research work. Therefore ecovolunteers support is indispensable to the survival of biodiversity preservation projects.

In addition to their actions in favor of the environment and local populations, ecovolunteers live unforgettable holidays at the very heart of the wilderness, surrounded by amazing fauna and flora. Memorable encounters and lasting memories are guaranteed.

The non-profit

Cybelle Planete is a French non-profit that was created in 2005. We give our members the possibility to participate in ecological volunteering projects, organised in partnership with biodiversity specialists. Every year Cybelle Planete organises summer volunteering weeks to study cetaceans and biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. The non-profit also has about 20 other projects all over the world such as counting turtle hatchlings on an island in Thailand, participating in the study and monitoring of wildlife in South Africa or help with the monitoring of wild horses in Mongolia.

All of these projects are selected with care for their environmental, scientific and socially responsible aspects. We propose 22 trips around the world and most are English speaking.

For more information check out our English website:


Cybelle Planète, association loi 1901

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