Caribbean Conservation in Belize

Location: Belize: Punta Gorda

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PE England

Call Us

Phone: + 44 (0) 1242 241 181

Description

Our award-winning Caribbean Conservation team in Belize works to conserve the local ecosystems. Their research findings guide government legislation and decision-making to protect the environment.

You will assist the team by collecting data on native animal and plant species and helping with reforestation. Volunteers learn about conservation efforts working alongside passionate local experts in the field.

The volunteer role is varied and can include the following:
* Manatee, amphibian and crocodile survey and monitoring
* Habitat survey for seagrass, pine and palms
* Bird mist netting, banding and monitoring
* Yellow-headed parrot nest box installation, and roost count monitoring (mainly December to February)
* Camera trap collection, monitoring and photo study

Start dates are every Sunday. The project is closed to volunteers between 1 Feb - 31 April every year, and 22 Dec 2019 to 5 Jan 2020. Stay with us for one week or longer.

Highlights

* Join an award-winning conservation team
* Monitor and collect data on native mammal, amphibian and bird species.
* These research findings are used to guide the management of these areas.
* Explore the rainforest, coral reefs and beautiful beaches in Belize in your free time.

Volunteers enable the project to sustain and expand its vital conservation and development efforts by having more people out in the field. Volunteers carry out important field research, education and conservation actions that are making a significant contribution to the project’s mission: protecting wildlife and its habitats, raising awareness, empowering local communities and sustaining natural resources. This means all our volunteer activities make a real contribution to the management of these spectacular areas and benefit the people who live closest to them.

The research and monitoring carried out by volunteers contributes directly to the ongoing, programmed activities at the project. Volunteers work alongside scientists, rangers, and field staff to gather and analyze data, assist in the protection of vulnerable and endangered species, and to achieve sustainable conservation results in protected areas of the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor. The work of volunteers makes an invaluable contribution to fulfilling this mission.

Travel Types
  • Birdwatching
  • Nature Tours
  • Homestay
  • Ecology
  • Eco Tours
Qualifications

There are no qualifications required for this project.

Cost in US$:

$900-1250

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* A comprehensive volunteering guide and pre-departure support
* Travel advice and assistance
* Being met on arrival at Punt Gorda Airport
* Accommodation (shared room)
* Return transfer to Punta Gorda Airport at the end of your stay
* Ongoing support, help and advice from our local team

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, European, Canadian, Australian, Asian, Kiwi, South African Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Other

Participants Travel to Belize

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
Year Founded

2001

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