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Conservation Working Holidays

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How does a conservation working holiday differ from a 'normal' holiday? 

This is an opportunity to volunteer your time and skills to help out, you pay for your travel and something towards your keep; it's also a fun way to gain new skills, make new friends. 

Free Advertising for Conservation Holidays

Email details of your conservation holidays for inclusion to ranger@countryside-jobs.com

Simple linage for general holidays is free for up to 50 words.  Standard linage (with the headers) is for holidays on specific dates and can include a description of up to 150 words at no cost. Any queries please contact us for more detail or advice: ranger@countryside-jobs.com


Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust

Tree Nursery Weeks

Tel: 01687482402    Email: volunteer@isleofeigg.net    Web: https://volunteer918.wordpress.com

 

London & West Middlesex NTV are an environmental conservation group who perform practical outdoor conservation work on National Trust properties at weekends, throughout England and Wales. Accommodation provided. Typical weekend cost: £10.

Contact: info@lwmntv.org.uk Web site: www.lwmntv.org.uk  

 

Lundy Field Society

The Lundy Field Society sends three working groups to Lundy each year. The work is varied and sometimes quite demanding on very steep locations but is vital to the welfare of the island. Jobs include drystone wall maintenance and general tasks involving the eradication of invasive rhododendron. workingparty@lundy.org.uk http://www.lundy.org.uk/index.php/what-we-do/conservation-work

 

Peak Park Conservation Volunteers

Throughout the year. Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Projects in the beautiful Peak District National Park with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers. For more information and dates: www.ppcv.wordpress.com/dofe 

 

TITLE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
DATE Start January, April, July & October

BASE SAINTE LUCE, MADAGASCAR

COST 2 wks: £795, 4 wks: £1395, 6 wks: £1795, 8 wks: £2195, 10 wks: £2495

WITH SEED MADAGASCAR

Our conservation programme is based in the beautiful coastal region of Sainte Luce, surrounded by extremely rare & threatened fragments of littoral (coastal) forest. You will combine hands-on conservation fieldwork on endangered species incl lemurs, reptiles & amphibians, with community initiatives & environmental education. The southern littoral forest in Sainte Luce is one of only three significant areas of this forest type remaining in Madagascar, having been reduced by over 90%. As the forest has both high biodiversity & a heavily reliant local population, the SEED Madagascar Conservation Research Programme works to integrate scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge & capacity for sustainable conservation efforts. Currently research focuses on biodiversity, collecting data about species present, their distribution, density, behaviour & habitats. The data is then used to better manage forests, support the local community & protect the species concerned. Volunteers also run environmental education classes for local children. Find out more https://c-js.co.uk/2RVIInr or info@seedmadagascar.org.

 

Trees for Life

Our Conservation Weeks provide an opportunity for volunteers from around the world, to help protect Scotland's natural environment. You will spend a week in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, planting trees or carrying out other work help restore the ancient Caledonian Forest.

Find out more here

 

Volunteer Latin America

We provide affordable and worthwhile volunteer programs throughout Central and South America, as well as opportunities to learn Spanish.

Email: info@volunteerlatinamerica.com  Web: www.volunteerlatinamerica.com/

   

Canal Camps offer a unique opportunity to volunteer & learn new skills, whilst helping restore some of the country’s best-loved waterways. We have 35 holidays on 16 sites, offering volunteers the chance to restore a lock on the Grantham Canal or build a bridge on the Wey & Arun Canal.

Find out more: Jenny Black, 01494 783453 ext 604  enquiries@wrg.org.uk or visit the website  www.wrg.org.uk

  

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF UK)

WWOOF is a network of organic farms, gardens and smallholdings offering food and accommodation in exchange for your help.  It is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn new skills by working alongside others.  You organise where and when, children are welcome at some farms by arrangement. Further information: 

Web: www.wwoof.org.uk International contacts: www.wwoof.net