AllยปEcuador-Hacienda Tranquila Bio Station

Ecuador-Hacienda Tranquila Bio Station

Project Name:Hacienda Tranquila Bio station,
Date Posted:10/11/2009
Address:La Casa Verde,San Cristobal, Galapagos. Our main offices are in San Cristobal Island, our project where the volunteers go are located in the highlands of the island.
Commitment:Minimum of 2 weeks
Type Of Work:Volunteers work in a controlled plot of land to eliminate introduced/ invasive plant species and to restore native and endemic species, growing the plants first in a greenhouse, and then transplanting them to their permanent locations. Volunteers also assist in community projects, such as burying a new water pipeline for the local community. In addition, they mentor children from INFA, working with them in hippo-therapy, gardening, environmental education, and fieldtrips to the Bio stetion.
Required Skills:Spanish is not a requirement, experience in biology / conservation activities is not a requirement.
Costs:2 Weeks 240 USD and 4 Week 320 USD.
Contact Person:Geovanny Sarigu
Email:    (Note: email address is tripple protected from spammers.)
Additional Info:This is the only project in the Galapagos islands that work in environmental, Community and social work. The Biological Station opened on San Cristobal in 2005. Since its inception, the station field house and a significant nursery operation have been constructed The Foundation has worked in the development of reforestation, habitat re-composition, and agro forestry activities during its 5 years in the island. In virtue of this, one of the objectives of this station is to develop methodological practices for natural system reconstruction that will serve as a model for similar projects in other reserves. Volunteers have begun reforestation work with Hacienda Tranquila employees, replacing exotic invasive plants with native species and do also social work with organizations such as the Instituto Nacional del Nino y la Familia (INFA) in Hippo-Therapy, and to promote environmental conservation among young children from the island as well as motivate community members to plant local, rather than introduced vegetation. Plans include the construction of a native plant corridor, from the dry forest portion of the reserve below to the moist forest above. Reforestation with native plants will be emphasized as a Plant Production Center is developed.
Participating in the restoration of habitats in the Galapagos Islands, work with local community,visiting ecologically important sites, teaching visitors about ecological issues,exploring the island and marveling at the unique wildlife.

UNA DUFFY — 23 January 2011, 04:42

The experience, 4 weeks, December 2010 was excellent.

I booked with Frontier UK and paid 6 times the fee, for "24 hour Suppourt" which I didn't need.

This was because i could not find a direct contact. Please make the project more accessible on the internet. i will give friends the direct contact.

Una Duffy 23 1 11

david essoyan - owner — 02 June 2011, 20:28

The direct contact is the gmail address included above.