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Marine and Coastal Habitat Conservation Volunteer (Cuba)

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Intercultural Outreach Initiative

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested

As the Marine and Coastal Habitat Conservation Volunteer, you will contribute to an ongoing initiative to improve and monitor marine and coastal ecosystem health. The data collected will help guide the environmental planning of this protected area.

Your volunteer time will consist of marine and coastal habitat restoration work. On land, this includes, invasive species removal, reforestation, bird diversity counts and data collection. Work in the water includes snorkeling to conduct fish and seagrass surveys, underwater trash pickups, and invasive species removal (lionfish capturing).

Your specific tasks will depend on the needs of the community.

Requirements:

  • Intermediate level of Spanish.

  • A genuine passion for marine conservation.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

  • Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution

  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.

  • Ability to independently collect and register data.

  • Must be an experienced snorkeler if you plan to snorkel.

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About Intercultural Outreach Initiative

Location:

2103 Coral Way, operating in the Galápagos Islands, Miami, FL 33145, US

Mission Statement

To provide international education programs that support the education, conservation, and social development of isolated communities by assisting local institutions in sustainably handling the human-environmental intersection.

Description

We strive to help establish ecological sustainability and social stability in our host communities by applying thoughtful assistance and expertise to local needs - financed by educational travel adventures.

Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CocodriloIsle of Youth, Cuba

(21.70847,-82.82202)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Spanish
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 1 week stay, 20 hours/week

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