Conservation in Ecuador

Projects Abroad

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Volunteer with Projects Abroad in what conservationist call one of the most species-rich countries on earth. Our Conservation in Ecuador project is based 1 000 km off Ecuador’s Pacific coast in The Galapagos Islands which are famous for their uniquely evolved flora, fauna and wildlife. Volunteers wanting to join need to be able to commit to a minimum of four weeks and speak basic Spanish.

Volunteers will work closely with the Galapagos National Park to develop reforestation, habitat reconstruction and participate in agroforestry activities. You will also work with local landowners to develop clean agricultural alternatives for the production of fruits and vegetables.

Activities you may be able to get involved with include bird observations; reforestation work focused on native and endemic species in the reserve; environmental education activities within the local community; organic vegetable farming and production; flora studies and inventories; germination project; coffee production and research station maintenance.

Other responsibilities may include getting involved with sea lion research; endemic sea bird monitoring; assisting the breeding centre in locating giant tortoise nests and eggs; environmental education activities within the local community; beach clean ups and monitoring marine iguanas populations structure.

In your free time there are wonderful beaches and stunning scenery on your doorstep for you to explore. You might even get the chance to swim, dive or snorkel with sea lions, sharks and sea turtles.


Contact us to find out more about Conservation in Ecuador.

You can call us on 01903 708300 or email us at We have a friendly team ready to answer your questions. You can also use the ‘sign up or login to apply’ button below to get in touch and we’ll email you with more details.


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