Environmental Conservation in Philippines

Aborlan (Palawan), Philippines

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15 people
7 days
Code: 455
Volunteering Abroad
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The province of Palawan is located in the Mimaropa region and is the largest province in the country, abundant with wildlife sanctuaries, marine reserves and world heritage sites. Being the location of Palawan Island, one of the most biodiverse islands in the Philippines, the area has one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world receiving much local interest for conservation.

Our hope through this project is to conserve mangrove plantations and reverse the trend of deteriorating mangrove sites, which has seen a rapid decrease during recent years.

This can realistically only be achieved through the education of younger generations, combined with the continual physical work of planting new mangroves.

That’s why we’ll be asking you to serve as a coastal barrier, slowing storm surge and reducing beach erosion, cleaning the beaches, and encouraging environmental conservation through training sessions with children.

This programme is perfect for you if you have a good level of physical fitness and enthusiasm and a passion for making a change!

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • To reverse the deforestation of mangroves by planting new ones
  • Educating the younger generations in the importance of conserving them
Schedule
Monday
  • Breakfast
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Lunch
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Dinner
Tuesday
  • Breakfast
  • Coastal Cleaning
  • Back to Centre for Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Coastal Cleaning
  • Back to Centre for Dinner
Wednesday
  • Breakfast
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Lunch
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Dinner
Thursday
  • Breakfast
  • Lecture about the Environment
  • Back to Centre for Lunch
  • Lecture about the Environment
  • Back to Centre for Dinner
Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Lunch
  • Mangrove Planting
  • Back to Centre for Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Optional: Background in environmental-science or tourism recommended
  • Optional: Background in environmental-science or tourism recommended
Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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