Ecovolunteer offers opportunities for hands-on participation in wildlife research and nature conservation projects worldwide; all projects are operated by local conservation organisations.
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A wide variety of ecology-oriented programs are coordinated through local in-country conservation organizations. Projects can be done for as little as one week, and many programs have an open-ended participation period.
Qualifications vary, but the minimum age is typically 18 years of age. Experience in ecology is not generally required.
Projects are done on a fee basis, with fees varying widely between projects and countries.
Web Site: www.ecovolunteer.org
Registration / Application
Registration is through the Ecovolunteer agency in your home country. For specifications, see the "agency page" in the Ecovolunteer web site.
History: The Ecovolunteer Program started in 1992 as a by-product of a Dutch nature travel organisation. In 1998 the Ecovolunteer Program became a completely independent organisation.
Field Projects executed: 30 in 2002.
EcoVolunteer currently has projects in 23 countries in 9 Regions (Africa: 2, Asia: 6, Australia-Oceania: 1, Central America: 1, Eastern Europe: 4, Middle East: 1, South America: 2, Southeast Asia: 2, Western Europe: 4)
Offering opportunities for hands-on participation in wildlife research and nature conservation projects worldwide; all projects are operated by local conservation organisations.